On Thursday, August 25, 2022 Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Basin Inter- Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET) served a search warrant at a property in the 7000 block of Wood Duck Dr, near Bonanza, OR. Deputies executing the search warrant oversaw the destruction of an illegal marijuana production operation.
The on-scene investigation revealed several large greenhouses containing over 4,500 illegal marijuana plants nearly ready for harvest or in the process of being dried. Deputies estimate the value at over $22 Million based on current prices in eastern states where this product was destined. Deputies seized stolen weapons, cash, and fentanyl at the location. Approximately 5-10 individuals fled into the hills as deputies arrived on scene, no arrests were made.
Also discovered was the illegal use of ground water to irrigate the marijuana. It is estimated that over 4.1 million gallons of water was illegally misappropriated for this grow site over the last several months.
The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police, Basin Inter- Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET), Klamath County Solid Waste, Klamath County Code Enforcement, Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission, Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon State Waster Master.