Home | Community | Message Board

Shroom Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Original Seeds Store Buy Cannabis Seeds   Amazon Rye Grain

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1

Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 13,985
Loc: Flag
Marijuana crop worth millions [OR]
    #4667930 - 09/16/05 01:09 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Marijuana crop worth millions
September 15, 2005 - bakercityherald.com

Police were processing a fourth marijuana-growing operation today in the Malheur River canyon west of Vale.

About 161 law enforcement officers from federal, state, county and city agencies worked to process three sites containing about 4,000 plants Wednesday, said Oregon State Police Lt. Ray Duman.

Investigators also found a fifth site that was harvested last year, he said.

The marijuana plants processed Wednesday ranged from 3- to 9-feet tall. OSP Lt. Jason Bledsoe said a conservative estimate of their value was placed at $2.5 million to $3.75 million.

Four Hispanic men and a 17-year-old Hispanic boy are in the custody of the Immigration and Naturalization Service today, said Lt. Aaron M. Hartman of the Malheur County Sheriff's Office. After interviewing the five, officers determined they have been living in the country illegally, he said.

National Guard and BLM helicopters are being used to transport some of the officers to the remote sites and to haul the plants out of the hills. An incident command center has been established just off Highway 20 at Milepost 202, 47 miles west of Vale.

The area will be flown again today in search of other possible grow sites, Hartman said.

The investigation began last spring when area ranchers reported suspicious activity to the Malheur County Sheriff's Office and the BLM, Hartman said. The five suspects apparently were living in tents at the sites, he said. Three firearms were found Wednesday, he said.

Duman said the grows are similar to the three operations discovered in Baker County during the past year. In all cases, irrigation tubing was used to pipe spring water to the plants, which were placed among the trees and sagebrush growing in the draws, he said.

The Baker County investigations included two large marijuana gardens discovered in the Snake River canyon area near Huntington last fall. Another similar operation was found last month near Rye Valley. Officers pulled thousands of marijuana plants valued at millions of dollars from those sites.

Six Hispanic men were arrested in connection with last fall's investigation in Baker County. Five pleaded guilty to manufacturing marijuana and were placed on probation and departed to Mexico. The sixth, Murilio Sanchez, 45, of Murieta, Calif., was sentenced July 15 to 40 months in prison for his role in the marijuana-growing operations.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop: Original Seeds Store Buy Cannabis Seeds   Amazon Rye Grain

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Police seize 1,400 marijuana plants worth millions Wronguy 3,545 10 11/06/06 09:50 AM
by mskip23
* Marijuana crop brings man 10-year prison term motamanM 1,244 3 06/19/06 10:18 AM
by SuperD
* One of the largest marijuana crops ever found in Ohio
( 1 2 all )
veggie 14,352 31 02/26/08 09:20 AM
by impgl
* $42M Marijuana crop found [AUS]
839 1 07/06/08 11:46 PM
by veggie
* $300,000 marijuana crop seized in Bowmanville Wronguy 731 0 11/08/06 12:15 PM
by Wronguy
* 300,000 marijuana plants worth 1.8 billion dollars seized [CA] veggie 2,970 9 07/28/05 07:30 PM
by Starter
* Marijuana crop found in rooms Wronguy 947 2 12/08/06 01:56 PM
by TheHateCamel
* Police uncover marijuana crop in Adelaide hills Wronguy 803 0 03/16/07 11:09 AM
by Wronguy

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
628 topic views. 2 members, 4 guests and 5 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.028 seconds spending 0.008 seconds on 18 queries.