Seven were arrested Wednesday, accused of being involved in a large scale marijuana operation by the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Authorities received a tip from a fisherman about the growing operation 60 miles northwest of Green Bay. Investigators have found thousands of marijuana plants along the south branch of the Oconto River near Hwy 64.
According to a press release, the public is being advised to report any suspicious growing operations to the nearest law enforcement. Authorities say these sites are considered dangerous.
About 150 federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement agents are involved and continue to work on addressing these types of grow operations.
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