A massive marijuana seizure occurred earlier this week in a steep drainage above Lone Pine called Hogsback Creek, according to the Inyo County Sheriff's Department.
According to a news release from the agency, on Aug. 21,"a massive multiagency eradication operation was successfully accomplished above Hogback Creek west of Lone Pine.
"Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) and agents from the United States Forest Service have been investigating this particular grow-site and gathering evidence since May, 2013.
According to the Inyo County Sheriff's Department, the missing local man, Matthew Mooney, last known to have contacted family on Tuesday, was found dead in a mountain rock chute above Tamarack Lake yesterday, Aug. 22.
Search and rescue (SAR) teams discovered his body; he is believed to have fallen approximately 30 feet.
SAR teams have been searching for Mooney since about 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 20 after Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Dispatch was notified of an overdue hiker, according to the sheriff's department.