Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Those Aren't Pines in Pinyon Pines

From the Riverside County Sheriff's Department:

Sheriff Stanley Sniff
Press Release
Date/Time Written: August 12, 2008 at 9:15 P.M.
Type of Incident: Marijuana Eradication
Date/Time of Incident: August 11, 2008 and August 12, 2008
Location of Incident: Pinyon Pines
Reporting Officer: Dep. Herlinda Valenzuela, Public Information Officer
File Number: N/A

Details: On Monday, August 11, 2008, and Tuesday, August 12, 2008, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department along with the DEA, CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Production), BLM, and the US Force Services, did a joint operation to eradicate marijuana that was being grown in Pinyon Pines.

The operation produced 26,183 plants of marijuana on Monday, August 11, 2008 and 22,850 plants on Tuesday, August 12, 2008. A total of 49,033 plants were removed from Pinyon Pines and moved to a location where they were destroyed.

The value is estimated at $150 Million dollars.

No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information reference this marijuana growth is asked to contact Sgt. E. Hernandez at 951-955-1700.

I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to be the junior Deputy Sheriff who was responsible for counting tens of thousands of pot plants for two days in a row.

(H/T the Inland Empire News Blog.)

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