Help Wanted To Catch Marijuana Growers

By: Michel Mason Email
By: Michel Mason Email

Spring means it's planting season for marijuana growers and police are asking for your help to find the illegal weed.

Police say some growers set traps to protect their plants, posing a threat to anyone who may walk through the area.

They ask tipsters to include any detail when reporting possible sites and say the wanted forms are not limited to tips about marijuana.

"We do want that information, but if you feel there's other criminal activity going on there, we want that information on there too," said Trooper Tony Watts.

Wanted forms are available at any state police post, or call the tip line at 1-800-DOPE-TIP.

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  • by michael Location: kentucky on May 19, 2009 at 09:47 AM
    oxford mississippi u.s. government has 6 acre's solely to plant pot seeds for 3 or 4 surviving sick earthlings,the seeds that are coming back on space schuttle will sprout on the earth and helicopters will lookout for plants from the moons darkside?
  • by MG on Apr 23, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    You guys all miss the point entirely. Regardless of your impressions on whether this drug is harmful or not, it is AGAINST THE LAW and therefore ILLEGAL. YOUR publicly elected officials of YOUR government, representing YOU decided to make it illegal. For this reason I don't care if owning a pink teddy bear was against the law, it should be reported and dealt with as would any other criminal act. The point is you should repspect your country enough to follow its laws. If you don't, then move away or elect officials who will change the laws based on their represented people. Obviously, it isn't legal (yet), which means that the majority do not agree with you all. Personally I don't want it legalized because then the drug dealers will be out of business, yes, but they will move onto something else when pot is no longer worth growing. Want that to be meth, robbery, murder, etc? If they can't get money through their drugs it will only raise another, worse, issue.
  • by Gary Location: Neon, KY on Apr 23, 2009 at 10:12 AM
    I have a question about whether it's better to plant it in the full shade or is it more of a sun loving plant? Does it prefer loamy or grainy soil? Oh wait... I thought this was a story on how to grow it. Disregard.
  • by cYask8 Location: Ohio on Apr 23, 2009 at 10:04 AM
    Oh great. Report a pot grower and get your just reward. VENGENCE!
  • by bill Location: knott on Apr 23, 2009 at 09:46 AM
    Yea police love to get dangerous drugs off the street... there always so proud of the big pot busts. has anyone ever seen how many cops show up when they burn a large pot patch?
  • by jim Location: pike on Apr 22, 2009 at 10:00 PM
    quit wasting money and legalize it. the public has been brainwashed since the 30's about pot and its a waste of tax money fighting it.
  • by Jack Location: Harlan poor house on Apr 22, 2009 at 08:01 PM
    this has to be a joke....the police has task forces etc etc and every sheriff claims drugs is their main concern when they are running for election....and they don't know where the pot is grown....why I bet a kid could tell them to follow the four wheelers would be a good place to start....needless to say it should be easy to catch people selling it, that is if they wanted to. We need to pray for honest law enforcement.
  • by Keith Location: Colorado on Apr 22, 2009 at 04:20 PM
    Focus on something that actually hurts people. And dont say it hurts people threw crime. If it wasn't illegal there would be no crime. Treat it like alcohol, plain and simple.
  • by Buddy Watts Location: Canada on Apr 22, 2009 at 02:53 PM
    I wouldn't even print this yellow police propaganda. Criminalizing and persecuting individuals in regards to cannabis-marijuana, which is a lot less harmful than beer, is asinine and counter-productive. There were 800,000 people arrested and charged with cannabis-marijuana (a natural, non-addictive, non-carcinogenic plant; no 'LD' lethal dose toxicity rating warranted on cannabis because you *cannot* 'OD' on it) possession last year in the US alone - billions were squandered in the process with absolutely no justifiable gains. Please educate yourself before you advocate imprisonment for possession/cultivation of a simple plant...one in which nobody has *ever* died from consuming - quite unlike alcohol.

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