Sep 1, 2010 8:19 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Authorities say a second suspected illegal marijuana growing site has been found in the mountains north of Boulder.
Boulder County sheriff's Cmdr. Rick Brough says the second site found Tuesday is larger than one found nearby Monday that had about 3,500 marijuana plants, estimated to be worth a half million dollars. The first site is on private and public land near the town of Raymond and about a mile from any road.
The second site is on national forest land and has an estimated 4,000 plants. Authorities say a man fled the area Monday when officers arrived after being alerted about the plants by a hiker.
Camping equipment found indicates that more than one person was involved.