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Over 2,000 marijuana plants destroyed in bust

A Fairfield County marijuana farm was wiped out by law enforcement after a team of agents took down an operation that produced more than 2,000 plants.

Law enforcement wasted little time taking action once the plants had been discovered.

Agents from several sheriff's departments, state and federal agencies, and even the South Carolina National Guard worked together to wipe out the plants. Some of them were up to 12 feet tall.

The plants had been grown in a heavily wooded area near Interstate 77 and Highway 200 in Fairfield County.

The plants have been chopped down, soaked in gasoline, and burned.

Investigators believe the operation was run by several people who were camping out on the site. The suspects may have fled the scene when law enforcement showed up.

So far no arrests have been made.

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