25,000 pot plants worth up to $100 million seized in North County
By Pauline Repard, UNION-TRIBUNE
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 4:11 p.m.

SANTA YSABEL — Sheriff’s helicopter pilots on Tuesday ferried load after load of marijuana off a remote hilltop north of Julian, where narcotics task force agents found an estimated 25,000 plants, worth as much as $100 million, on a farm believed to be run by Mexican drug traffickers.

“It’s definitely one of the larger operations of the year,