Marijuana in Whiskeytown

On June 22nd, rangers and NPS special agents joined a multi-agency task force for three weeks of marijuana raids and investigations on Forest Service, NPS and private lands in Shasta County, CA. Over the three-week period, they eradicated 176,974 marijuana plants worth $707,896,000, made multiple arrests, and recovered a hell of a lot of firearms and ammunition. The three-week operation included two days of raids in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, where rangers eradicated a total of 20,226 plants, which alone represented a seizure of $80,904,000 worth of marijuana.

That’s a hell of a lot of grass in our national park system. According to the NPS, “Evidence from the investigations suggest that the growers were from Mexican drug trafficking organizations.” Go figure. The Mexican drug problems starting in the U.S? Shocker.

Read more at The Morning Report.

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4 Responses to Marijuana in Whiskeytown

  1. daniel July 26, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    holy jesus.

  2. mable July 26, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    daniel, welcome back to the comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    we have missed you!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Pete V. July 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Hilariously hypocritical that the photo you used is from the Flickr account of the U.S. National Archives.

  4. Pete V. July 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Hilariously hypocritical that the photo you used is from the Flickr account of the U.S. National Archives.

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