Marijuana Eradication Program
Idaho Sheriffs’ Association  3100 Vista Ave. Ste. 203, Boise, ID 83705
The Idaho Sheriffs' Association works closely with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on an annual program to eradicate outdoor and indoor marijuana grow operations. DEA funds the Association to pay for deputies overtime, training, helicopter and other aviation assets to search for and destroy marijuana grow operations. Some of these grows are quite sophisticated using thousands of feet of plastic irrigation pipe and camouflage to hide their activities from the air.
Every year there have been increasing number of reports of hikers, hunters and campers being intimidated by marijuana growers. These campers, hikers and hunters are at risk of being assaulted or shot by marijuana growers trying to protect their illegal crop. Law enforcement continues to seize firearms and booby traps which pose deadly threats. Marijuana growers typically live in the forest for extended periods of time often leaving garbage and destroying the surrounding pristine areas where harvesting is taking place.
Look for these signs... They may indicate the illegal growing of marijuana 1. The clearing of brush and timber 2. Signs of cultivation/soil disturbance in unlikely areas. 3. Unusual structures located in remote areas to include those made from cut brush and timber as well as     tents erected in unusual areas. 4. Buckets, garden tools, fertilizer bags, propane tanks, etc. 5. Plastic/PVC sprinkler piping coming from streams and placed onto hidden/covered hillside areas. 6. Large purchases by individuals of fertilizer, garden hoses, plastic PVC pipe, chicken wire, different size pots     (utilized for different stages o growing plants), machetes, camouflage netting, camouflage clothing, etc. 7. Garbage in remote locations.
Marijuana Growers Can Be Dangerous! Leave Investigations to Law Enforcement Officers
Contact your nearest federal, state or local law enforcement agency or call the Drug Enforcement Administration at 208-334-1620
Idaho Sheriffs’ Association  
Marijuana Eradication Program
Idaho Sheriffs’ Association  3100 S. Vista Ave. Ste. 203, Boise, ID 83705
The Idaho Sheriffs' Association works closely with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on an annual program to eradicate outdoor and indoor marijuana grow operations. DEA funds the Association to pay for deputies overtime, training, helicopter and other aviation assets to search for and destroy marijuana grow operations. Some of these grows are quite sophisticated using thousands of feet of plastic irrigation pipe and camouflage to hide their activities from the air.
Contact your nearest federal, state or local law enforcement agency or call the Drug Enforcement Administration at 208-334-1620
Look for these signs... They may indicate the illegal growing of marijuana The clearing of brush and timber. Signs of cultivation/soil disturbance in unlikely areas. Unusual structures located in remote areas to include those made from cut brush and timber as well as tents erected in unusual areas. Buckets, garden tools, fertilizer bags, propane tanks, etc. Plastic/PVC sprinkler piping coming from streams and placed onto hidden/covered hillside areas. Large purchases by individuals of fertilizer, garden hoses, plastic PVC pipe, chicken wire, different size pots, machetes, camouflage netting, camouflage clothing, etc. Garbage in remote locations.
Idaho Sheriffs’ Association