Police destroy $80,000 in marijuana trees

Police have destroyed several fully grown marijuana trees in Rio Claro, with an estimated street value of $80,000.

A homemade shotgun and a trap gun were discovered during the exercise on Sunday.

The exercise, which included officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, was conducted between 9 am and 11:30 am, during which the officers proceeded to Moonan Trace, Rio Claro.

There, they ventured approximately ¼ mile into a forested area, where they came upon a marijuana field with approximately 80 fully grown marijuana trees.

They also discovered one pound of marijuana seeds valued at $5,000, the shotgun and the trap gun.

No arrest was made in connection with the finds.

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