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Police helicopter finds marijuana farm in Chicago
Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | Jennifer Delgado

Posted on 10/04/2012 8:26:15 AM PDT by posterchild

Police officers aboard a helicopter on Tuesday discovered a large-scale marijuana farm in a Southeast Side field with 1,500 plants spanning the size of two football fields, a few sleeping bags, fresh food and camping equipment.

Police officers aboard a helicopter Tuesday discovered a large-scale marijuana farm spanning an area the size of two football fields near the Bishop Ford Freeway.

During routine patrols, the two officers spotted several bright green pot plants among dark green foliage. The 6-foot-tall plants were neatly arranged in rows, which added to their suspicion.

"I told (my partner), 'Turn around, let's go check this out, make sure we have what we have here,'" said Ed Graney, a tactical flight officer with the Cook County sheriff's office.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugs; drugwar; marijuana; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 10/04/2012 8:26:17 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: posterchild

Anbody seen Obama’s property tax records?


2 posted on 10/04/2012 8:27:37 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: posterchild

3 posted on 10/04/2012 8:35:08 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: posterchild

So...what’d they do? Drop a match and then ‘hover’ for an hour?


4 posted on 10/04/2012 8:35:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: posterchild

I knew he had something going for when he got back to Chicago......cuz we’re running him out of town!!!!


5 posted on 10/04/2012 8:41:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: posterchild
Typically, those who run large-scale marijuana operations use the profits to buy firearms, he said.

"People will do whatever they can to make their money," McCarthy said of the operation located not far from a police station.

Which is why the War On Drugs will continue to fail as Prohibition of the drug alcohol failed before it. The best way to get that firearms money out of criminal hands is to legalize and regulate the sale of drugs.

6 posted on 10/04/2012 8:42:11 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: posterchild

Obama’s private stash?


7 posted on 10/04/2012 8:58:30 AM PDT by dancusa (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceburg again.)
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To: posterchild

OOps! Choom farm revealed. There goes Obama’s stash.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 9:04:27 AM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: JustSayNoToNannies; Condor51

:: located not far from a police station ::

Bullschmidt! It’s down the road for a CPD impound lot.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 9:05:40 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: posterchild; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

See, that’s why the US Farm Bureau has offices in every US county, farming or not!


10 posted on 10/04/2012 9:10:22 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
It’s down the road for a CPD impound lot.

What's left of it.

11 posted on 10/04/2012 9:30:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Ha! Good one...

That road (Doty), as a link from 103rd to 130th is nearly impassable 365 days a year. Even the CFD cuts onto the Ford to save time northbound.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 9:36:31 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Maybe they meant the station at 727 E 111th - it's not that far.
13 posted on 10/04/2012 9:44:11 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: posterchild

Well at least there’s one Chicago entreprenuer who isn’t satisfied with life on the EBT...

...a “budding” capitalist? ;^)


14 posted on 10/04/2012 9:55:16 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: posterchild

Funny stuff...Ya have to step over all the murdered dead bodies in Chicago while they’re cruising around looking for pot plants with 2 million dollar tax paid helicopters.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 9:55:29 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
The closest Chi PD Station to 107th & Stoney is the 4th District: 2255 East 103rd Street and the 'Weed Farm' would be in Beat 434.

I guess that's 'close' by car, 1.3 miles - 4 min drive, but I wouldn't want to walk it (even if 100% safe). But it's not exactly 'next door' either.

16 posted on 10/05/2012 6:56:46 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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