SAN DIEGO—Federal law enforcement officials say ten people have been charged with growing marijuana on public land in Southern California.

Six of the ten were arrested Tuesday, and the other four are being sought as part of an investigation dubbed Operation Mountain High.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( agents searched 15 locations in El Cajon, Lakeside and Valley Center in San Diego County, as well as Temecula, Perris and Hemet in Riverside County. Of the ten people charged, nine are from Riverside County and one is from San Diego County.

Sites used for growing included locations in the Cleveland National Forest and Palomar Mountain in San Diego County.


Information from: Los Angeles Times,