Garfield County Sheriff Danny Perkins says they got some unexpected help from a large black bear.
Perkins says the bear raided an illegal pot farm.
Deputies found pipes chewed in half, cans with bear teeth marks and food containers torn apart.
Perkins says repeated visits by the bear apparently scared off the pot growers.
Deputies found nearly 900 young marijuana plants.
Sheriff Perkins jokes he might deputize the bear if he can find it.