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  1. SmokeTwibz

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Authorities announced Wednesday an ongoing operation to eradicate marijuana grown on agricultural land in the Central Valley.

    Called the "first of its kind," Operation Mercury has resulted in an overall seizure of more than 400,000 marijuana plants, federal and local officials said. Previous operations targeted marijuana grown on public land, according to officials.

    Operation Mercury began in March and is still underway. It involves contributions from the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Game, California Department of Justice, California Department of Fish and Game, California National Guard, and detectives and deputy sheriffs from Kern, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced and Tulare counties.

    More than 100 firearms have been seized and more than 175 people have been arrested in the course of Operation Mercury, according to a joint news release.

    "Operation Mercury targeted large-scale marijuana grows operating on the Central Valley's highly productive farmlands resulting in significant seizures and numerous arrests. This operation should send a clear message that marijuana cultivation and distribution remain illegal under federal law," DEA special agent in charge Anthony D. Williams said in the news release.

    By KBAK - KBFX - Eyewitness News
    Published: Sep 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM PDT
    http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/...ed-in-Central-Valley-operation-171383291.html

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    SmokeTwibz
    My name is Jason Jones. I'm from Rochester, MN and I'm 35 years old. I scrap metal and work as grounds keeper at a local trailer park. In the winter, I shovel a bunch of driveways and sidewalks to make some extra money and to stay busy. In my free time, I try to find interesting articles about the war on drugs that I can post on Drugs-Forum, so that the information can reach a wider audience.

Comments

  1. makin
    Wouldn't it just be easier to list who didn't take part..............And we wonder why we can't end the war on drugs....
  2. SmokeTwibz
    I can't believe that people are willing to participate in these investigations. What a complete waste of time and resources.
  3. killer_demo
    central valley is flooded with grows....every day there is a MJ bust
  4. storkfmny
    And wonder why our economy is in the shitter!
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