The Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, coming off its record-breaking 2005 season, is about to begin efforts to rid the state of as many large marijuana growing operations as possible.
Attorney General Bill Lockyer's office said the 23-year-old program has found and destroyed 5.2 million plants that had an estimated value of more than $20 billion.
Last year 1,134,693 plants were found and destroyed statewide.
”Last year's success is a direct result of a law enforcement cooperative effort and the hard work of the individuals who work on CAMP teams and sheriff's departments,” said CAMP Commander Michael Johnson. “It is CAMP's mission to effectively impact illegal marijuana production, take back and make safe public lands and do this in the safest manner possible.”