Pot Plants Worth $100M Seized at Calif. Farm

Marijuana plants are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late yesterday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Authorities say narcotics task force agents have seized an estimated 25,000 marijuana plants worth up to $100 million on a Southern California farm believed to be run by Mexican drug traffickers.

Sheriff's Deputy Steve Reed, a member of the San Diego County Integrated Narcotics Task Force, was on helicopter patrol looking for marijuana farms Tuesday when he spotted the plants growing on the Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation.

Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Amy Roderick says agents believe the grow was run by Mexican drug traffickers.

She says agents loaded the plants onto trucks, which were driven to an undisclosed federally operated facility to be destroyed.

Roderick says no one was found on the farm and there were no arrests.