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More than 100,000 pot plants found in Polk County fields
KHOU ^

Posted on 07/29/2014 4:27:04 PM PDT by TigerClaws

After two days of working in the stifling heat, law enforcement officers and inmates have removed more than 100,000 pot plants from 29 fields in Polk County. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $175 million, one of the biggest busts in Texas history. They also found some cell phones in the fields that they’re hoping will lead to the ringleader of the massive operation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: potheads; wod; wosd

1 posted on 07/29/2014 4:27:04 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

they were also growing cell phones?


2 posted on 07/29/2014 4:28:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: TigerClaws

Big deal, that much is crosses the southern border every few days, already packaged......


3 posted on 07/29/2014 4:33:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: GeronL
they were also growing cell phones?

There's no profit in it. You ever try to keep one of those things lit?

4 posted on 07/29/2014 4:34:28 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: TigerClaws

My father had a deer stand in that vicinity of Polk County. I used to hunt squirrels around there.

I’d love to personally put a bullet in the brains of each of the dopehead scumbags responsible for planting those fields.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 4:36:11 PM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66

Try Mexican cartel.

They use our national forests as well.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 4:37:48 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

In the past the cops and courts have said one plant will produce one pound of salable pot. 100k lb.s of pot @ $175 million is $175 per pound. That’s some danged cheap pot.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 4:40:12 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye
In the past the cops and courts have said one plant will produce one pound of salable pot. 100k lb.s of pot @ $175 million is $175 per pound. That’s some danged cheap pot.

A million pounds of pot at $175 million is $175/lb. 100k lbs at $175 million is $1750/lb.

8 posted on 07/29/2014 4:45:36 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: TigerClaws

We just smiled and waved....sittin’ on that sack of seeds.


9 posted on 07/29/2014 4:46:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tacticalogic

Oops! You’re right. I must have dropped a zero on my calculator. That’s more like it but it would still be shwag prices by today’s standards.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 4:50:53 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigerClaws

Polk Salad Annie?


11 posted on 07/29/2014 5:00:37 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Billthedrill

lol


12 posted on 07/29/2014 5:01:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: TigerClaws

I hope they haul it up to Colorado and sell it. Take the money and buy some new equipment.


13 posted on 07/29/2014 5:02:03 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (His Arrogance would love to replace John Kerry-Heinz but all the trained monkeys turned him down.)
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To: TigersEye
That’s more like it but it would still be shwag prices by today’s standards.

I'll have to take you word on that. I always found these kinds of estimates to be amusing. About half of the plants are going to be male, so they're pretty well worthless for pot. Then there's the assumption that all the plants will survive to harvest and produce good yields. If a farmer lost a corn crop in the middle of summer and filed an insurance claim estimating it's value by the same method it would be considered fraud.

14 posted on 07/29/2014 5:04:45 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: greene66

So you want to murder people who plant hemp.....

I’m sure you can provide the calm, rational tone needed for an adult discussion.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 5:07:31 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: TigersEye

Your numbers are all jacked up....BTW it’s always cheaper at wholesale prices. Gets expensive after it passes through a dozen or so buyers at the store/consumer levels.

No different than anything else...


16 posted on 07/29/2014 5:12:54 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: tacticalogic

Usually these reports have a vastly overestimated price based on the amount seized which always makes me wonder if some of the dope isn’t making it to the impound locker.


17 posted on 07/29/2014 5:13:37 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigerClaws

That’s one helluva “Polk Salad, Annie”, isn’t it?


18 posted on 07/29/2014 5:13:38 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: TigerClaws

That’s one helluva “Polk Salad, Annie”, isn’t it?


19 posted on 07/29/2014 5:13:39 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: tacticalogic

There is a huge variation in quality depends on the type of seeds they used. If it is the brown frown, Mexican dirt, crap, it can be as cheap as 50 an ounce. If they planted a modern hybrid strain, it could go for as much as 500 or more an ounce. If the seeds were feminized, males are very rare. That is a lot of seeds for it to be high grade.

Hemp will grow nearly year round in this area and can withstand the frost. We’ve had a ton of rain so it likely took little care. The growers are idiots. There’s no way your going to get away with that many plants outdoors. It will be interesting to see who gets busted and if this cartel or a bunch of idiot stoners.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 5:15:37 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: dragnet2

The number problem was straightened out and there’s hardly a dozen or so hands between growers and users. Whether legal or illegal most people are buying from the growers these days.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 5:15:45 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: drunknsage

They still find patches of feral ditchweed hemp growing wild here in MO. I’ve heard the railroads used to sow it along the right-of-ways for erosion control.


22 posted on 07/29/2014 5:19:29 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: TigersEye

Boy, you got a lot to learn, including math.


23 posted on 07/29/2014 5:23:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TigerClaws

24 posted on 07/29/2014 5:25:41 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: drunknsage
>" It will be interesting to see who gets busted and if this cartel or a bunch of idiot stoners."

Which cartel? The Feds are BOTH SIDES you know!

Legalize it for the idiot stoners and there will be no more cartel of any kind!

25 posted on 07/29/2014 5:27:55 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: TigersEye

Yep, they weigh the dirt ball at the bottom when measuring.


26 posted on 07/29/2014 5:29:31 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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27 posted on 07/29/2014 5:31:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: dfwgator

OMG
I remember that song.


28 posted on 07/29/2014 5:38:17 PM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: TigerClaws

I hope they searched those inmates real good when they got back to the joint, or they’re gonna be real popular- and rich.

CC


29 posted on 07/29/2014 5:42:31 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: TigerClaws

The DEA has to stop domestic production from ruining their lucrative import business. This is so quintessentially American today; punish the domestic producer and enable foreign product.


30 posted on 07/29/2014 5:47:19 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: drunknsage

This isn’t like in CO or OR, or one of those vicinities highly populated by degenerate liberal hippie trash. This is closer to my own backyard. The land I trapse.

Murder? More like taking out the trash. In East Texas, my family, forebearers, and their neighboring peers had a common, prevailing motto, you’d hear more than just about any other. That “some people just need killin.” It cast a wide net, but there was never any question that it included child molesters, pimps and dope-peddlers. The scum of the earth. And don’t doubt for a minute that I could personally dispatch any of those three from the face of the earth without the slightest pang of conscience.


31 posted on 07/29/2014 6:26:31 PM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66
From one Texan to another; don't talk shit on the internet. It's cowardly and without honor. In addition, posting about how you're going to commit murder just makes you look... well.... not very smart.
32 posted on 07/29/2014 6:46:30 PM PDT by Levy78
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To: rawcatslyentist
Legalize it for the idiot stoners and there will be no more cartel of any kind!

At that point, providers would no more be "cartels" than Seagrams and Coors are "bootleggers."

33 posted on 07/30/2014 7:00:59 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: greene66
Blind hate, is murder in your heart.

You will not be allowed into the kingdom with that.

34 posted on 07/30/2014 11:06:58 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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