Cops Bust Pot Garden ... Using Google Earth
Guy was authorized to grow 30 plants; he had 94
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 22, 2013 1:32 PM CDT
A Google Earth screenshot.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Police say the view from space helped them bust a medical marijuana garden with too many plants in the state of Oregon. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports authorities received a tip that 50-year-old Curtis W. Croft was bragging about all the pot he was growing on his property outside Grants Pass. Investigators went to Google Earth to find out what they could see.

Authorities say online satellite images taken in June showed dozens of plants in neat rows, so the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team sent up an aircraft for a closer look and checked state medical marijuana records. They showed Croft was registered to grow for five people, which amounts to 30 mature plants. Authorities say a police raid in September seized 94 plants.

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Pan Piper
Oct 27, 2013 5:59 PM CDT
can you say "jury nullification"???
SuperLemonTony
Oct 25, 2013 10:50 AM CDT
Now now... did the "cops" bust him or the idiots own BIG mouth? Sad.
Joel Bensonetti
Oct 23, 2013 6:01 PM CDT
Just legalize it already. The government is so powerful now that they don't even bother listening to what the people want. If alcohol was illegal today, there would be no hope getting it legalized. Now with the feds and the IRS in charge of medical records, our freedom is being trampled on more and more. Not to mention the NSA. The Democratic Party has misinformed their base and enslavened them to the point that their base believes that everything they do is for the good of the people--so sad that people can be duped so easily.