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Fields of gold August 1, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.


Authorities in North Texas discovered two fields of marijuana growing in an isolated area between Dallas and Grand Prairie (very close to where that Fox-4 News helicopter made an emergency landing on Monday).

Estimated value somewhere between $800,000 and $3.2MM, apparently depending on just how killer this shit is.   Tests will be performed.

Authorities suspect the two fields were planted by the same individual(s).  They were both in a very isolated (duh) area, no access by roads.  One was just a short distance away from a police shooting range.  There is a creek that feeds the area which was used to irrigate the plants.  Why, I don’t know, with all the friggin rain we’ve had you’d think it wouldn’t be necessary.

One of the dangers of investigating areas like this is booby-traps.  Like moonshiners of old, these things are often protected by dangerous traps.

When I was busy getting thrown out of my first college, I used to go hiking at a state park near Waco.  One day me and a couple of buddies went way off the beaten path, and stumbled into the middle of a field of dope.  Lots.  I started to wander in like an idiot, and a friend warned me “I wouldn’t do that if I were you”.  We peered and poked underneath the plants, and found some trip wires.  As if that wasn’t enough for me, another guy in the group said “people tend to be viciously protective of their labor, and tend to be armed”.

So we beat feet outta there.



1. FANCY SWEDEN - August 1, 2007


I’M FIRST yippihooo , *LOL* Drugs in so open area? I hope you burned it down

2. Dave in Texas - August 1, 2007

I was a little surprised to see that what they actually do is count the plants, then rip them up and take them someplace to be destroyed. They do that to make sure it doesn’t grow back.

3. Pupster - August 1, 2007

“So we beat feet outta there.” with full pockets no doubt.

4. Dave in Texas - August 1, 2007

we might have gathered some evidence for the authorities.

5. Enas Yorl - August 1, 2007

we might have gathered some evidence for the authorities

Which was unfortunately destroyed in a series of small fires. :-D

6. daveintexas - August 1, 2007

itty bitty fires.

like, who woulda noticed em?

7. TXMarko - August 2, 2007

Just like them damned revenooers to be gittin’ nosy right about harvest time…

Is it illegal to loiter downwind when they burn the plants?

8. lauraw - August 3, 2007

Hubby went to Marietta College in Ohio. He said there were wild areas in Ohio where the, uh, ‘farmers’ would actually take shots at police helicopters.

9. Dave in Texas - August 3, 2007

When I was a kid and I went fishing with my uncle near the Flint river in Georgia, he would point to a place in the woods and say “see that smoke rising over there”? and I’d say yeah, and he’s said “You stay the hell away from there. Milton would just as soon shoot your ass as look at ya”.

Apparently uncle Rodney was a customer though, if that jar fulla clear liquid in the cabinet about the fridge is any indication.

10. suppose - August 9, 2007

A field near Waco? Another Baylor boy in a place he shouldn’t have been.
I spent four years matriculating[sounds like a dirty word, doesn’t it?] at Baylor way back in the last century. I didn’t do drugs then and I don’t now, but I do believe mj and such should be decrimnalized. Think of the tax money that goes to handle the “war on drugs,” and the amount of crime to get drugs, sell drugs and/or try to control. THEY WILL NEVER STOP THE DRUG TRADE. Hello, they never stopped bootleggers from making, importing, and selling Alcohol.

Legalize and control. The price would drop to what it costs to buy aspirin and taxes could be dropped exponentially.


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