OAKLEY -- More than 3,200 marijuana plants worth about $2 million were confiscated by Contra Costa Sheriff's Office detectives from a large grow on the outskirts of Oakley on Tuesday, but authorities are still looking for those responsible for the plants.
Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Lee would not provide a specific location for the grow, but said Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and team of nearly 20 volunteers and reserve deputies removed the plants Tuesday morning.
Deputies searched the area extensively for suspects with ties to the grow, Lee said, but none were found.
An officer onboard a Sheriff's Office helicopter discovered the grow late last month, Lee said.
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