Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Good weed hunting

Seeing as how this happened in Utah, where they frown on stuff like Zima, I'm guessing the target market for all this weed was for export. Well, export or lapsed members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir:
Hunters in central Utah hoping to find some deer this weekend stumbled instead on a marijuana farm worth millions growing in the mountains.

The pot plant collection is the latest of several discovered in Utah in recent weeks, this one estimated to contain several thousand plants, according to KSL-TV.

One hunter described the scene as “quite an operation” complete with a pressurized watering system using a spring from the mountain itself, KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reported.

The hunters also found two men watering the plants, one allegedly armed with a handgun, who police believe were actually living at the site and guarding the operation, the station reported.

When police approached, the suspects “grabbed what they could and took off running” — but eventually Jose Rodriguez and Cesar Duran-Frias and were arrested, Sanpete County Sheriff's Sgt. Greg Peterson told KSL-TV.
Having never been arrested on drug charges, I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure Utah isn't the kind of state where it's ideal to have that happen. Actually, it's not great to get arrested anywhere on drug charges, but Utah probably sucks pretty bad for weed growers.

(thx LK)

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