Sheriff: Highly toxic pesticide found at majority of illegal marijuana grows

Police say drug raids throughout Siskiyou County revealed that illegal marijuana operations commonly use a dangerous chemical on their plants.

The substance is an insecticide called carbofuran. It’s highly toxic, possibly deadly, and it could be closer than you think.

The county’s sheriff says illegal marijuana grows are an epidemic in Siskiyou County. This year, the sheriff’s office conducted 188 search warrant operations for illegal growing, seizing over $400 million worth of the drug.

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Grippo, Genevieve. “Sheriff: Highly toxic pesticide found at majority of illegal marijuana grows.” http://www.ktvl.com. 8 December 2017. Web. 18 December 2017.