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Sweep nets marijuana plants on Yakama Reservation


An annual sweep netted more than 11,000 marijuana plants on the Yakama Reservation in Washington.

In cooperation with the Yakama Nation and local and state agencies, the National Guard and the Drug Enforcement Administration conduct helicopter flyovers. About 37,000 plants in total were seized.

The plants on the reservation were found in a remote area and were not cultivated by tribal members. "These are Mexican drug-trafficking organizations growing out there and not members of the tribe," Lt. Rich Wiley of the Washington State Patrol told The Yakima-Herald Republic.

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Flyovers have netted 37,000 marijuana plants (The Yakima Herald-Republic 8/9)