Police destroy 1,700 marijuana plants

Southwestern Michigan authorities said they eradicated more than 1,700 marijuana plants worth an estimated $1.7 million following a tip that led them to a growing operation.
AP Wire
Nov 15, 2012

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Department said a tip led investigators to a wooded area in Covert Township, about 55 miles southwest of Grand Rapids. Authorities found three areas where trees had been cut and marijuana plants were being cultivated. They also found what appeared to be campsites.

Empty fertilizer bags were found nearby, along with watering equipment.

Investigators said Wednesday they believe the growing operation may be connected to the one found in the area in August. In that case, nearly 1,800 marijuana plants were eradicated.

Comments

liveyourdream

Awww man. What a bummer. I can think of lots of things out there that are a greater threat to public heath than a hemp farm.

CheesePizza

Well, lets take note of the recent elections and hope that soon Michigan will join the rank of states that find better ways to utilize the police. plus the state will make money as opposed to spending tons of cash on operations like this.

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