Authorities Make Massive Pot Growing Bust In Tehama County

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have busted a major pot growing operation in the Trinity National Forest in far northern California.

   The Red Bluff Daily News reports that several law enforcement agencies eradicated more than 22,000 marijuana plants near the Pattymocus Butte in Tehama County last week.

   The Tehama County Sheriff’s Department says the operation followed a June 28 raid at the grow site that led to the arrest of two men, who were charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.

   Law enforcement officers found a substantial number of plants there, but chose to return to clear them later because rain and clouds limited helicopter use.

   Authorities went back Wednesday and raided eight different cultivation sites in the area, but four suspected growers escaped.

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  1. Yvonne Travers says:

    Liberal California.
    Such a nice place to raise a family!
    (NOT!)

    1. Gryphon says:

      Well, you can leave any time you want. Bye!!!

    2. Reality says:

      Yvonne Travers writes: “Liberal California. Such a nice place to raise a family!
      (NOT!)”

      Educate yourself:

      http://www.boston.com/yourlife/health/diseases/articles/2007/03/01/marijuana_as_wonder_drug/

      Cheers!

  2. lili says:

    Thank you Gryphon. People apparently don’t realize how their car keys and gas pedal work.

    California-love it or leave it. We’ll be fine.

    Law enforcement needs to keep its eyes on the meth labs.

  3. Hereticmonk says:

    “but chose to return to clear them later because rain and clouds limited helicopter use” This translates to “can’t load up the crop in unmarked police cruisers for distribution instead of destruction in front of the media”. It’s good to see our tax dollars used to garden and pull weeds. (sarcasm included)

  4. Reality says:

    Seriously, we need to stop wasting our money on this nonsense.

    The headline of this article should read: “Authorities Make Other Local Pot Dealers Richer By Wasting Taxpayer Dollars.”

    We can NEVER, EVER win the war on drugs. It is absurd that we keep trying to do so. You can go to 99% of the high schools in this country and fairly easily get the drugs of your choosing. It is a complete joke.

    Cheers!

    1. ... says:

      They already know where most of these grow locations are. Via satellite and flyover views, it’s just the politics of picking and choosing what battles to fight.

      So it is a mini economy going on here. What beter way to keep a job than to take on something you cannot win. every so often lets put a drug bust in the news to make it look like we are doing something.

      I want to secure a job funded by tax payer money to walk on air by inventing a gel you rub on shoes 😀

      wasted money for sure

  5. Whitey says:

    THEY MUST BE WHITE BOYS

  6. DIRTY_WHITEBOY says:

    RIGHT ON WHITE BOYS, WHITE PEOPLE ROCK….*SWP* LEAGLIZE POT IT WILL SAVE TAX PAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENDS SO DARN MUCH ON TRYING TO BUST THE POT GROWERS THAT MONEY CAN GO FOR THE ELDERY, SCHOOLS, AND WORTHWHILE THINGS TO HELP BETTER RAISE OUR KIDS.

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