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$1.2M worth of pot seized in I.E. mountains

June 18, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two people were arrested in connection with a large pot-growing operation near Running Springs on Wednesday.Authorities confiscated 5,000 plants, as well as a shot gun. The pot is estimated to be worth about $1.2 million.

Two Mexican nationals who were living on the property were arrested.

Deputies used a helicopter to remove the marijuana plants.