Oregon National Guard helps smoke out pot growers

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The Oregon National Guard has helped police raid what is believed to be the largest marijuana-growing operation in the state.

Six people were arrested last week when law enforcement officers raided a plantation of 91,000 plants on public lands, connected by miles of irrigation tubing, the East Oregonian reported.

Investigators found campsites and numerous weapons, including semi-automatic rifles and handguns.  Food, water and other supplies were found at campsites that could sustain the growers for several weeks, according to the report.

“The resources, time and effort these outdoor growers are committing to avoid detection and protect the site pose a significant risk and danger to the public and law enforcement officers,” said Wallowa County Sheriff Fred Steen.

[via East Oregonian]
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  1. ConservativeChristian on

    Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains. It’s time to stop putting our own family members in jail over marijuana.
    Next step: How about $100 for a permit to grow a dozen plants? We can use the money to fix our roads, and it will put the drug gangs out of business for good!

  2. Really? go bust a Meth lab, a Drug that actually harms people, im sick of this, “Smoking out pot growers” What harm has a Pot Grower caused? nothing. LEAVE THEM ALONE.

  3. Clearly you two don’t understand …this isn’t some country boys growing operations , these are illegal immigrants on public lands destroying the forest. They are heavily armed and highly dangerous

  4. Drugs are for losers on

    Conservative Christian,

    91,000 plants does not equal a “couple” you idiot! Do you really believe that these growers are in it for their glacoma? Dont be a moron.

    Nick,

    Do you really know for a fact that pot growers have never brought harm to anyone? I dont think you can back that statement up. These guys are obviously not growing for personal use. Im sure they also have ties somehow to meth as well. Big picture man… big picture.

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