Skip to comments.$25M pot farm found in Oregon forest
Posted on 08/27/2011 8:30:12 AM PDT by Baynative
WALLOWA, Ore. - Police plucked $25 million worth of marijuana plants from an illegal plantation on privately owned forest land in northeastern Oregon on Wednesday.
With the upcoming bow hunting season, law enforcement officals asked hunters to keep their eyes open for illegal pot grows - and to be careful when encountering suspicious people in the woods.
Two men, ages 50 and 25, were arrested and jailed after police raided the grow site.
The investigation started a week ago when a helicopter spotted the marijuana plants from the air.
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These big Mexican grows are manned full time so they do manage some frontier cultivation. I would advise that if you run into one of these grows to backtrack out the way you came. These men are armed and are known to use boobytraps. The water sources near these grows will likely be contaminated due to chemical use and poor sanitation.
What will the government say if it does? Well, they'll blame the murderous illegals, which makes sense, but they should also blame themselves, because the best ally of the Mexican drug cartels is the United States government. If it was not for the government protecting their profits by keeping the drug illegal, the cartels would not be able to make any money from pot. If it was legal, people could grow their own and give to friends, or sell it for far, far lower prices than we see today. Marijuana would no longer be 300/oz. It would be less than 100/oz, and if mass produced, probably under 60 an ounce.
This is where we are headed. According to polls, 70% of my generation (those under 30) favor legalizing it. Prop 19 could very well pass in California next year, and if it does, California can dare the Feds to enforce their marijuana laws in the state. They don't have anywhere near the number of DEA agents required to do it. Eventually, my generation will dominate the Congress, and we will get the federal laws repealed as well.
Goodnesswins...wasn’t it not more than a couple of months ago that another huge marihuana (according to the dictionary) farm was found in the same area?
“Large grows these days are almost always run by Mexicans”
Or the CIA
This was in the local paper today. I don’t know how to post the picture but it is hard to see how they spotted this from the air.
Just because this is a thread about marijuana doesn’t mean you are required to take a hit before you post.
Wow, it took an eagle eye to spot that cleverly concealed plot.
Why doesn't Wyoming void the Federal Income Tax for state residents following this example? They can dare the Feds to enforce their tax laws in Wyoming. They don't have near the number of Treasury agents needed to do so.
I was hoping for a bit more from the Millenial Generation than legal pot. Oh well...
That's a little bit different. The federal income tax is constitutional, because an amendment was passed to create it, and they'll ruin your life if you don't pay taxes. High risk, low reward.
We have to start small. One step is showing how weak and effective the federal government really is when challenged.
If the Tenth Amendment ever gets back in vogue in this country (and I hope it does), then we can work on that. Unfortunately, members of my generation are far more liberal than the rest of the country. Their interests align with mine when it comes to ending the drug war, so I support their efforts in that regard, because it will be good for the country as a whole. I oppose them when they sign on to the Messiah's agenda, however. Still, a broken clock is right twice a day, and they're right about the drug war.
Are you kidding me????? LMAO
They must be out of work landscapers, nice clean lines!
I’m still looking for the GPS coordinates of this site.
Looks like the work of illegals...
I might know some people who could check the satellite record to see just how visible this stuff is from Space.
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