Nearly 900 pot plants found in Colorado canyon |

Nearly 900 pot plants found in Colorado canyon

PARACHUTE ” Authorities are trying to find out who planted hundreds of marijuana plants in a small canyon near Parachute.

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says about 890 plants were seized by police on Thursday with some as tall as 10 feet.

A stream was used as a watering system for the plants. Vallario says it appears someone had been camping at the canyon to take care of them. He says documents found on the site could led authorities to a suspect.

He says the canyon is on commercially-owned land but the owner didn’t know about the plants.

The marijuana will be burned, put in a landfill or contaminated with diesel fuel.

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