COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — While firefighters were battling the Waldo Canyon fire in late June, they stumbled upon an unexpected find — a 22-acre marijuana grow hidden in public lands.
Steve Segin, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said there were an estimated 7,500 plants at the site, a living structure and irrigation lines. The area was also sprayed with pesticides. Those plants would bring a street value of $15 million, he said.
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Eric DeeringWednesday, August 22, 2012 4:19:22 PMLove you guys.
Roy GumpelFriday, August 24, 2012 7:47:45 PMSome crews have All the luck!
Brian FarrellFriday, August 24, 2012 11:28:19 PMSmoke Inhalation is not always a bad thing!
John GleichweitSaturday, August 25, 2012 9:04:36 AMThis happens all the time. A CA-XFR Strike Team on the Chips Fire found a small garden (20'x20') and took pictures while waiting for LE to show up.
Steve CopeSaturday, August 25, 2012 9:30:25 AMQuick! Everybody get downwind!
Jim FoxSaturday, August 25, 2012 2:53:03 PMWhoaaaaaaa, like duuuuude! There we were, jus' flyin' along like Superman dude! Annnnd suddenly, it was the most righteous thaang duude! I'm like, duuude, are we in a Cheech and Chong movie, dude! An' we was in da' sheet dude! I'm like, ohhhh-kaaaay dude, like we gotta get some munchies now dude!
Linda EmblerSunday, August 26, 2012 8:37:53 PMha ha ha ,you sound just like cheech and chong movie :-) :-) :-)