PHOTOS: Huge pot farm found in Cosumnes Wildlife Area | Crime
THORNTON, CA - The California Department of Fish and Game discovered a pot farm hidden in the Cosumnes Wildlife Area on Saturday.
According to Andrew Hughan with the department, the farm was discovered near New Hope Road and Kost Way, just north of Thornton and five miles east of Interstate 5.
A search of the area resulted in one arrest, but Hughan said there are as many as 20 others that authorities are still searching for.
Approximately 10,000 marijuana plants were found growing in the wildlife area amongst various animal habitats, said Hughan.
Game wardens were on the scene cutting down the plants and preparing them for transportation and plan to be on site all day Sunday.