In the early morning hours of Sept. 29, the Nye County Sheriff's Office confiscated and disposed of nearly 2,385 marijuana plants in the Railroad Valley area of the county.
A rough estimate count of plants as they came off the mountain was 2,385. The plants were buried in a huge pit that was filled with feet of sand, gravel and large boulders.
The operation was led by the U.S. Forest Service, with the Nye County Sheriff's Office as the home agency. Other participating agencies were the Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and Nevada Game Wardens.
Two individuals were encountered outside the grow area but fled the area on foot and are still at large.