THORNTON, CA - The California Department of Fish and Game discovered a pot farm hiddenin the Cosumnes Wildlife Area on Saturday.

According to Andrew Hughan with the department, the farm was discovered near NewHope Road and Kost Way, just north of Thornton and five miles east ofInterstate 5.

PHOTOS: 10,000 pot plants found in Cosumnes Wildlife Area

A search of the area resulted in one arrest, but Hughan said there are as many as 20 othersthat authorities are still searching for.

Approximately 10,000 marijuana plants were found growing in the wildlife area amongst various animal habitats, said Hughan.

Game wardens were on the scene cutting down the plants and preparing them for transportation and plan to be on site all day Sunday.

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