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$5M marijuana grow discovered in Juab County

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Aug 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-02 18:51:17-04

JUAB COUNTY, Utah – A man is in custody after police located a marijuana grow in rural Juab County on Wednesday. The grow consisted of over 5,000 plants and is estimated to be worth over $5 million.

The Juab County Sheriff’s Office says the grow was discovered by hunters who had been hunting in the area during winter and recognized it as a possible old marijuana grow. An investigation determined that the location was the site of a successful grow last year and an active grow this year.

Omar Bargass, 22, from Mexico, was arrested for allegedly growing the marijuana and is now facing federal prosecution.