A hazmat team begins clean-up on a Southern California meth lab that was discovered as local investigators followed up on a local case. According to INET Commander Juan Martinez, the lab was found while INET agents investigated the Hogback marijuana farm west of Lone Pine in the Inyo National Forest. Photo courtesy Inyo County Sheirff's Department
A pot farm in the wilderness west of Lone Pine has led investigators to a meth lab in Southern California.
Agents from the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team and U.S. Forest Service served multiple search warrants in Southern California as part of their investigation into the Hogback Creek marijuana cultivation site in Inyo County that was raided last week.
According to a press release from Inyo Sheriffâ€™s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, â€śINET and USFS Agents had been investigating the residences for several months, connecting the occupants of the residences to illegal activity and marijuana cultivation sites on federal lands in Inyo County.â€ť
INET and USFS were assisted in the warrant services by Agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Agents from the local law enforcement jurisdiction.
(Read more in the Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)