SAN BERNARDINO ( — A two-day crackdown in unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County has yielded over 5,500 marijuana plants, multiple firearms and over a dozen arrests, authorities said Friday.

Between Aug. 20-21, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Enforcement Team served nine search warrants for residential properties in Joshua Tree, Landers, Bloomington and Helendale, according to Sheriff’s Department Corp. Randy Naquin.

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Large-scale outdoor marijuana cultivations were found growing in unsecured fenced-in areas – commonly referred to as “Plywood Grows” – at the locations, Naquin said.

Fourteen suspects between the ages of 19 and 60 years of age were arrested, authorities said.

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In addition to seizing over 171 pounds of processed marijuana, authorities confiscated two sawed-off shotguns and a large quantity of Hydrocodone pills and the arrest of 14 suspects.

Investigators say the large amount of marijuana seized at the locations suggests the suspects – many of whom were allegedly utilizing fictitious medical marijuana recommendations – had no intention of abiding by the states medical marijuana laws and were strictly for-profit operations.

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The suspects are currently awaiting arraignment, according to Naquin.