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Authorities Bust $4.1M Pot Growing Operation

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Authorities Bust $4.1M Pot Growing Operation

July 24, 2013 Updated Jul 24, 2013 at 9:10 PM CDT

Hinckley, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Authorities busted a big pot growing operation Wednesday near Hinckley, Minnesota.

Federal, state and local law enforcement executed a federal search warrant early Wednesday.

Agents seized more than 5,500 marijuana plants, with an estimated street value in excess of $4.1 million.

Authorities spent much of the day burning what they cut down.