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Police use a Kubota tractor to destroy cannabis during a raid in the Eagle Point area last week. [JCSO photo]

EAGLE POINT — Police seized 11,182 plants and more than 1,300 pounds of processed cannabis last week in two separate, unrelated raids in the Eagle Point area.

The Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office raided a property Thursday in the 2300 block of the Brownsboro Highway in Eagle Point, where they seized and destroyed 6,482 plants and approximately 1,300 pounds of processed marijuana, according to a post on the JCSO’s Facebook page.

Police said 11 people on the property at the time were questioned and released. The main suspects, whom police declined to name, will be charged, the post said.

Jackson County Code Enforcement fined the owner $36,000 for failing to obtain marijuana production approval, unapproved greenhouse structures, unauthorized outbuildings, electrical, mechanical and unauthorized plumbing and solid waste violations, the post said.

District 13 of the Oregon Department of Water Resources will issue a notice of violation for pumping water from a pond without a surface water right, the agency reported.

IMET raided a property July 22 in the 10500 block of East Antelope Road in Eagle Point and seized 4,700 plants, the post said.

Four people on the property have been questioned and released, and charges against two unnamed suspects are pending review by the district attorney’s office, the JCSO reported.

Code enforcement issued citations totaling $43,000 on the property for violations of a previous marijuana production approval, unapproved greenhouse structures, unauthorized outbuildings, improper electrical, mechanical, and plumbing fixtures. allowed and solid waste. Watermasters issued a notice of violation for using a domestic well for commercial cultivation without groundwater rights, the post said.

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