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Mexican cartel pot site busted near Galice, OR
KTVL ^ | September 03, 2010 | Katie Conner / KTVL.com

Posted on 09/04/2010 11:10:37 AM PDT by hiram569

GALICE, Ore. – Police uprooted another marijuana grow site in Galice.

According to Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilberston, authorities found a huge amount of marijuana in the area of Galice. Gilbertson says the grow is linked to the Mexican Drug Cartel. So far, police have put 18 people in jail.

Gilbertson says the grow is massive but he cannot release the total amount of plants because the case is still under investigation.

Galice Resident Cole Smith says he is frustrated with police. Authorities have been parked in front of his house for a week and won’t explain why they are there.

“I’ve asked but I get no response, the person wouldn’t talk to me,” said Smith.

Other locals weren’t surprised about the pot grow and say marijuana is becoming more of a problem in the last few years.

“It’s quite prevalent,” said Grants Pass Resident Eric West. “I’m not sure it’s because of a relaxed attitude or what.”

Police are warning people to be on the look out for anyone who is dressed in all black or camouflage. If you have any information, contact the police. [video included]

(Excerpt) Read more at ktvl.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cartel; immigration; marijuana; mexico; narcoterror; occupiedusa; oregon; propertyrightshaha
The Obama Administration refuses to seal the border, so the cartels have been setting up shop all over America. Makes one wonder why?

This administration is not likely stop Illegal Aliens from invading America, until their numbers (combined with the number of Liberal Democrats), permanently exceeds the combined total of American Patriots and Conservative Republicans. Thomas Sowell aptly calls this a “point of no return” when Americans will be grossly outnumbered, to the extent that it will be impossible to EVER un-elect Obama or any other Democrat [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SDLBqIubCs ].

1 posted on 09/04/2010 11:10:41 AM PDT by hiram569
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To: hiram569

Maybe our President is Mexican? Just wondering. When Militias start standing up to the illegals, maybe then something will get done in Washington.


2 posted on 09/04/2010 11:14:08 AM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: hennie pennie; bgill

ping - near Roseburg

http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1T4HPIC_enUS348US349&q=Galice,+Oregon&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Galice,+OR&gl=us&ei=xoqCTP2BMoSclgfD_Yn5Dw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ8gEwAA


3 posted on 09/04/2010 11:17:39 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: sodpoodle

Wow, thank you for the ping, that is really scary, just frightening.


4 posted on 09/04/2010 11:20:26 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hiram569

2 years ago we had helicopters flying continuously for months rooting them out in the mountains of Josephine County. there must be a whole nation back there in the hills.


5 posted on 09/04/2010 11:21:03 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: hiram569; sodpoodle; All

More on this here:

The expense and criminality of just one illegal alien headed to the Supreme Court
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2583183/posts

The article concerns illegal alien drug cartel members who have taken over private and public lands to grow their dope.
It’s impossible to track how many thousands of acres they have under armed guard cultivation.

Recent:

Eight arrested with suspected links to Selma marijuana grows
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2582297/posts

Alien Mexican Cartels occupy land all over the USA!

Yes, we know Arizona has land that has been given up to Mexico and it’s Narcoterrorists, but it’s not just along the border. It’s true. Search just about any state and you’ll find the story.
Many refuse to believe it, at the peril of all of us.
Private property rights??? Forget about it! Public property protected??? LOL!

Utah
Another Marijuana Farm Seized by Southern Utah Law Enorcement ...
KCSG - - 4 hours ago
(St. George, UT) – A 40-member law enforcement team seized over 3000 plants in another Marijuana growing farm near Central, Utah in ...Thursday’s raid is the sixth this year in Washington County, Moss said. Last year, there were two.

California

For years TheTownCrier has been reporting the hundreds of thousands of acres of habitat that is destroyed, without a word from ‘enviro friendly’ non profits and misguided, corrupt politicians. Last year, in the LaBrea Fire, 88,000 acres were burned down by the same illegal alien narcoterrorists.
This today:
Man fatally shot by deputies during pot raid was armed with pellet gun
[snip]Scouting deep within the steep, wooded wilderness of the sprawling N3 Cattle Ranch on July 21, three deputies shot Jose Penaloza-Soto, a landscaper from East Palo Alto. Deputies reported that the camouflaged 28-year-old did not drop his weapon when they spotted him and called out orders in both English and Spanish. In fact, he seemed to be aiming what clearly looked like a hunting rifle at a group of Alameda County sheriff’s deputies who were also on the raid. As officers advanced on the wounded man, he suddenly reached out to grab the dropped weapon and was shot once more, according to officials.

When they finally got to him, lying on a hillside of loose scree not far from an 18,000-plant illegal marijuana garden, Penaloza-Soto was dead.

Deputies estimate that there was about $60 million of marijuana ready for harvest within two well-hidden gardens nearby. Other suspects at the scene ran, deputies believe. Deputies heard them crashing away through the underbrush during the shooting. They have not been found.

The dead man’s family declined to be interviewed. But sheriffs reported that he was a Mexican national, here for slightly longer than a decade. He had worked for years with no criminal problems as a landscaper in the San Francisco area. Recently, his family reported, he had grown quiet and distant.
Marin Marijuana Farm Crackdown Nets $20 Million Of Pot
August 20, 2010
[snip]Sgt. Debra Barry said the plants, between 2 and 5 feet high, were spread over approximately 100 acres in the ridgelines and canyons surrounding Kent Lake in the Mount Tamalpais watershed. Dangerous chemicals, including rat poison, fertilizers and insecticides that pose significant dangers to pets and wildlife, public land and the water supply, were found at three clandestine grow sites, Barry said. The illegal cultivators also diverted water from natural springs, creating further danger to fish and wildlife. The growers also set up “improvised diversionary devices” used to disguise trails and injure people, Barry said. The growers’ encampments had tents, food, showering areas, camouflage clothing, personal items, and ammunition for .45-caliber handguns.

Madera County - $135 million worth of marijuana - that’s what drug agents found growing on private property in Madera County Wednesday. It is a record find for that county.

The grow was in a corn field, near Road 21 and Avenue 19.

It is a continuing problem across the Valley - Mexican drug cartels growing marijuana on acres of private property, and the land owners have no clue about it.

20-year-old Alejandro Castellanos, and 21-year-old Carlos Bailon-Martinez, both from Oaxaca, Mexico, were arrested.

They now face felony drug and weapons charges and are in the custody of immigration officials.

Wisconsin

‘Marijuana Megafarm’ Hidden In Wisconsin National ForestAug 12, 2010
[snip]Investigators say a band of Hispanic men turned the forest’s southeastern tip into a giant pot farm, growing thousands of plants on remote plots, moving supplies along forgotten logging roads and buying supplies and ammunition at local stores.

Federal, state and local police spent June and July tailing suspected growers, following pickup trucks down abandoned logging roads and watching Hispanic men appear in the trees and toss nylon sacks resembling grain feed bags into the beds.

They followed one suspect to a Fleet Farm in Green Bay, where he purchased six pairs of pruning shears. They watched another man purchase 9 mm ammunition at a nearby Wal-Mart, documents said.

In Wisconsin, the number of seized plants in grew six-fold between 2003 and 2008, a year when more than 32,000 plants were seized

Drug investigators believe Mexican cartels are largely responsible for the spike. Growing the drug here helps them get it to major American markets more quickly. They often import unskilled laborers from Mexico to help find the best land and tend their crops.

Cartel grow recruiters often look for people with family in Mexico so they can use them as leverage to keep the farmers working and quiet. If anyone betrays the farm, they go after the worker’s family, intelligence experts say.

Texas
Officials say Mexican cartels growing more pot in Texas |

Jul 15, 2010 ... It’s still early in the growing season, but the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department has already unearthed nearly 30000 high-grade marijuana ...Link
Mexican cartel farmers believed to be back growing marijuana in North Texas
[snip]”If these cartels are involved, that’s something for landowners to be concerned about. That’s some mean people down there, and there’s a lot of money at stake.”

Washington

Two arrested in alleged pot-growing operation
[snip]One of two alleged marijuana growers captured by police late Tuesday night was armed with a loaded rifle when caught tending about 1,300 plants hidden in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, police say. ( Manuel C. Granados, 51, and Jose G. Perez, 36,)
In a similar case in Oregon on Wednesday morning, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies shot and killed an armed man in a raid of an alleged Mexican cartel’s outdoor marijuana growing operation, according to a bulletin from the Oregon State Police.
Officials said Wednesday evening they didn’t yet know whether the suspects are in the U.S. legally. Perez also was being held for arrest warrants, issued in other areas, charging DUI and negligent driving.
Police say illegal pot farms causing potential harm to environment
[snip]There’s no regard for the environment or maintaining public lands,” said Special Agent Sue Thomas. “There’s a lot of trash, a lot of garbage, fertilizer, chemicals. It’s a hazard to the environment, a hazard to hikers.”

Oregon
A public menace
[snip]Illegal marijuana plantations on government lands are expanding, putting forest users at risk, say Southern Oregon law officers.

Unlike domestic pot operations of years past, many of the plantations now growing on federal land are operated by Mexican drug-trafficking organizations who are well-financed and well-armed, the sheriffs said.

“The longer it goes on, the harder it will be for us to overcome,” Winters told Walden. “They are better funded than us ... There are more of them than there are of us.”

A separate 2008 NDIC report on cartel-related drug-trafficking organizations said the Federation cartel was active in Klamath Falls, and undetermined cartels were working in Medford and Roseburg.

The Justice Department’s 2010 national drug threat assessment concluded the operations “constitute the greatest drug-trafficking threat” to the nation.

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2010/08/alien-mexican-cartels-occupy-land-all.html


6 posted on 09/04/2010 11:25:37 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: hiram569

Pathetic! I’m sure it’s beautiful country coupled with a “Mayberry” feel small town, poisoned and invaded by drug smuggling murderers that the feds refuse to acknowledge. Unreal!


7 posted on 09/04/2010 11:26:29 AM PDT by albie
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To: Nailbiter

later read


8 posted on 09/04/2010 11:28:52 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: hiram569

Did they have permission to ask these thugs if they are Mexican? (sarcasm)


9 posted on 09/04/2010 11:30:53 AM PDT by grania
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To: hiram569
Your Statement: "The Obama Administration refuses to seal the border, so the cartels have been setting up shop all over America. Makes one wonder why? "

Response: It is a win win situation for American politicians. They get the Mexican invaders and their votes plus the cartels give them laundered cash. I'm suprised that people have not yet figured out how a politician who is paid $100,000 per annum retires a multi millionaire. Further, someone spends millions to get a job that pays a paltry sum.

10 posted on 09/04/2010 11:33:10 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: MarMema

*ping*

Definitely *not* your parents’ or grandparents’ OREGON.....


11 posted on 09/04/2010 11:38:17 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I sure would like to see those corrupt politicians in orange jumpsuits!


12 posted on 09/04/2010 11:39:17 AM PDT by hiram569
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To: albie
"Pathetic! I’m sure it’s beautiful country coupled with a “Mayberry” feel small town, poisoned and invaded by drug smuggling murderers that the feds refuse to acknowledge. Unreal!"

It is absolutely beautiful country. These are the mountains I grew up in, now watching them be destroyed. When the cartels are done with a grow, the habitat, wildlife, trees are destroyed. Last summer, 88,000 acres burned in the LaBrea fire....set by these cartels.

Here are some sheriff's photos of a grow a few years ago only miles from my home.

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13 posted on 09/04/2010 11:39:32 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

I see what you mean about these southern OR sites.


14 posted on 09/04/2010 11:46:07 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: AuntB

And we have been told by the amnesty folks that these industrious workers are harvesting our beets, corn and veggies at below minimum wage!!!!

Yeah right!!!!!!


15 posted on 09/04/2010 11:46:42 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: sodpoodle

“And we have been told by the amnesty folks that these industrious workers are harvesting our beets, corn and veggies at below minimum wage!!!!

Yeah right!!!!!!”

The photos in my post were taken 4 years ago. It’s gotten much worse since. Quiet rural roads now have groups of spanish speaking men patrolling them at night...the various cartels are fighting over ‘territory’!

Some of the Mexicans captured when those photos were taken held US issued agricultural Green cards. It’s not just illegal immigration that is a problem!


16 posted on 09/04/2010 11:53:44 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: hiram569

Just another attempt to kill the economy.


17 posted on 09/04/2010 11:53:56 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AuntB

They take over our parks and forests and leave slaves armed to take care of hapless intruders. The crop they grow is neurotoxic, filled with chemicals and poisons they dump on it.

And what the hell are we doing about this??


18 posted on 09/04/2010 11:55:50 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: sodpoodle
That's on the Rogue River in the (Ron) Paul recreation area!

Coincidence?

19 posted on 09/04/2010 11:57:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AuntB

I believe this is just the tip of the ICEberg of corruption throughout the Federal Govt.

$$$billions in money laundering and a stealth takeover of public land. IIRC there was a huge Federal land grab in Western States for *public parks*. Something HUGE is going on and we are being lied to.

No wonder they are trying to muzzle AZ Gov. Brewer - diversion and deceipt.


20 posted on 09/04/2010 12:03:54 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: hiram569

The pot field problem has almost gone away in Colorado. The legal growers supply much higher quality at a lower price, and people don’t have to risk getting crossways with the law. The state was just bragging about the $9 million they made last year in application fees.


21 posted on 09/04/2010 12:04:37 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: Yaelle; sodpoodle; All
"They take over our parks and forests and leave slaves armed to take care of hapless intruders. The crop they grow is neurotoxic, filled with chemicals and poisons they dump on it. And what the hell are we doing about this?"

Not much.

Our local Sheriffs devote most of their time fighting it, instead of native crime that they should be fighting. When those photos were taken about 4 years ago, the Feds told our Sheriff...'It's not our problem'....

Since then, Rep. Greg Walden and other sheriffs fought DHS to do something, now they have forest service police and DEA agents chime in sometimes. Mostly, it's a coalition of county sheriffs pooling their resources.

They aren't making a dent.

This photo is a recent find.

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While they squat for months on our lands, I understand the wildlife is decimated ....they'll kill and sometimes eat anything. I've seen the containers of toxic chemicals they use.

But Oregon or Calif would prosecute a US citizen to the hilt if he shot a deer out of season. Or a farmer for using fertilizer or water!

The greatest irony of this entire mess has to be how these local sheriffs MUST enforce Federal drug laws.... but are not allowed to enforce ENDANGERED SPECIES laws, PROPERTY RIGHTS laws, and certainly not IMMIGRATION LAWS!

Where are all the property rights advocates these days? I've noticed a trend this year in the MANY Mexican pot farm raids. It's NOT just 'public' lands any more. They've moved on to private properties. They DESTROY the habitat and trees. Many of these are some of the few lumber companies left in this nation, who now have THEIR property, their crop of trees destroyed, as in the article below. They might complain, file suit against some entity, but no one has listened to lumber people for decades!

They're part of that nasty tea party type rural anti enviro freak cabal, after all.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2582297/posts?page=12#12

22 posted on 09/04/2010 12:21:34 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: RC2

oh yeah you didn’t know Barry was a Mexican?? El Presidente Barrisimo


23 posted on 09/04/2010 2:07:44 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Yaelle

Sorry are you talking about marijuana here? Because the neurotoxin classification is without any basis that I am aware of. In any case, it seems to me that a significant amount of illegal immigrants are here to escape from the Mexican hell than to turn our country into theirs. Of course, we should still keep them out, not that Barry’s going to do anything about it.


24 posted on 09/04/2010 2:35:42 PM PDT by kroll
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To: jakerobins

lol! Brilliant!


25 posted on 09/04/2010 2:37:00 PM PDT by kroll
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