Law enforcement officials busted two marijuana growing operations near the base of Mt. San Jacinto early Monday morning, authorities told News Channel 3.
The police operation started at 6 a.m. just south of Mesquite Avenue near the base of the mountain. Officers found two different areas where marijuana was being grown.
In the first area, 5,000 plants were confiscated, many of them 5-to-6 feet tall.
In the second area four miles away, officers found a camp, where there was 11,700 plants of the same height, some of which had been harvested.
No arrests have been made while investigators continue processing the scene.