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Christmas tree-sized marijuana plants found on hidden farm in CA desert

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Towering marijuana plants on a hidden pot farm have been discovered in the California desert.

36-year-old Abdul Jamar, arrested three months ago for marijuana cultivation, is in jail again after the same sheriff's deputy who arrested him in June, discovered a new Mojave Desert garden on Wednesday.

The five-acre marijuana farm, with plants growing up to eight-feet-tall, was concealed by a set of 50-foot by 100-foot plywood and cloth enclosures. It was located a few miles away from the Lancaster bust earlier in the summer.

Detectives with chainsaws took down nearly one thousand mature marijuana plants capable of producing over a pound of marijuana each. The U.S. Forest Service was called in to help remove and destroy the pile of plantlife.

Jamar was booked for investigation of cultivation of marijuana, and remains jailed. The latest crop is worth an estimated $3-4 million according to a sheriff's news release.

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