Mega Marijuana Seizures In California

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

State Attorney General Jerry Brown says Mexican drug cartels are planting the massive pot farms in places like Yosemite National Park or forest service land. 

 “This is not a few guys growing a few plants.  This is massive criminal syndicates raping the lands of California.”

He says they use pesticides and redirect streams – hurting the environment.  And they’re armed – often with AK 47’s, says U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott.  He says they’re worried about backpackers running into a pot-growing operation:

“Unfortunately I think we may end up with a lethal encounter between a recreator – someone who’s out hiking, taking advantage of Yosemite national park and an armed drug dealer.”

A marijuana advocacy group criticizes the crackdown – saying it drives growers to use suburban pot houses instead.