Authorities seized and destroyed approximately 1,000 marijuana plants from this illegal grow site in the Buffalo Pass area northeast of Steamboat Springs. (Courtesy of Routt County Sheriff's Office, via Steamboat Today)

Marijuana grow on federal forest land dismantled in northern Colorado

More than 1,000 marijuana plants seized from illegal grow site in Routt National Forest near Steamboat Springs

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies and federal officers eradicated a large, illegal marijuana grow site in the Routt National Forest up on Buffalo Pass on Friday morning.

Two Mexican nationals, who were in the country illegally and camping at the grow site, were taken into custody without incident.

They have been charged with the manufacturing of marijuana.

Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch said authorities seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants from the 3/4-acre site.

Read more of this report at the Steamboat Pilot & Today

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