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Another big marijuana-growing operation is found on Wisconsin's public lands

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Another big marijuana-growing operation has been found abandoned on Wisconsin's public lands.

This one was in Buffalo County in western Wisconsin, where sheriff's officials said up to $2 million in pot might have been harvested at the Tiffany State Wildlife Area. A hunter found the site.


Officers discovered around 2,000 plant stalks, along with booby traps that included ropes at neck level.

Truckloads of garbage were left behind, and investigators are combing it for clues.

It's the second big marijuana operation found abandoned in Wisconsin in the last few weeks.

The first was in Shawano County, where authorities recently eradicated 8,000 plants in a wildlife area.

Last year, another 9,000 plants were found in a northern Wisconsin forest.