Officers eradicate pot plants in San Miguel County

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Law enforcement officers eradicated dozens of marijuana plants after exchanging gunfire with several suspects at a growing site in a rural valley in southern San Miguel County.

County sheriff’s deputies and officers from several other agencies raided the site several miles from Interstate 25 after Las Vegas police received a tip about a growing operation.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that shots were fired at officers who identified themselves at the site Friday but that the suspects then ran off.

Dozens of area residents were kept from reaching their homes for several hours late Friday after authorities erected a roadblock.

Officers resumed their search Saturday but no arrests were reported.

Officers eradicated approximately 100 plants but it appeared that 600 plants had already been harvested. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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