Monday, September 19, 2005


In Missouri it's been called Operation Bad Weed, and it happens every late-summer season. City, county and state police officers locate and destroy marijuana plants -- some growing wild, others carefully cultivated. We recall covering one operation in northern Arkansas that yielded hundreds of plants, some as tall as 15 feet, sporting enormous fan leaves.

But that's nothing compared to a bust made in Wallace, N.C. Cops there say they found a marijuana farm -- maybe 15 acres in size, with more than two tons of marijuana seized.

Get this: Cops say they responded to a phone tip and found the field, complete with huts, sleeping bags, camp stoves. But police on Monday said they had no idea who owned the land, and no arrests have been made. The biggest pot field in southeastern North Carolina, and no one claims to know the owner. Nice.

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