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Annual marijuana roundup

SKAGIT VALLEY, WASHINGTON

As they pushed through branches of Douglas fir and cedar, Skagit County sheriff's Deputy Marty Steiner and Sgt. Paul Arroyos heard a radioed warning from the helicopter overhead.

"We got a bogey," Deputy John Hamlin's voice emerged from Steiner's radio.

Arroyos and Steiner and six other men were hiking to a clearing where marijuana plants had been camouflaged in eastern Skagit County, on a mountainside west of Baker Lake Road about 18 miles east of Sedro-Woolley.

From their vantage point in a Washington National Guard helicopter Hamlin and the pilot had seen a quad runner a four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle traveling the logging roads near the deputies' location.

The warning was a reminder of the slim chance that the deputies could run afoul of the illegal drug's illicit cultivators.

After a few minutes, Hamlin spoke again, giving Arroyos and his team a better description of the people riding the quad runner.

"Those guys on the quad are kids," Hamlin said via the radio.

Last week, sheriff's deputies, state Washington Division of Fish and Wildlife officers and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement pulled 945 marijuana plants from the ground at 16 sites, most of them in eastern Skagit County, sheriff's Chief Deputy Will Reichardt said.

The plants, which ranged from 6 inches to 6 feet tall, will be destroyed by burning.

A marijuana plant with "buds," the part harvested for smoking, has a street value of $1,000 in Skagit County. If all the confiscated plants had reached harvest, the crop would have been worth close to $1 million.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-02-2005, 12:34 PM
 
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WOW...I want to be one of the cops that get to stand there and burn it all.
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The plants, which ranged from 6 inches to 6 feet tall, will be destroyed by burning.

I can only imagine what sort of turnout this burning would have....



Doest burning it kinda defeat the purpose? I mean thats what people use pot for; right? There is no other way to destroy it? Oh well...
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ok i wanna know how they burn it. do they jsut burn it and get whoever is around baked or do they like burn it some special way so no one gets high?
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ok i wanna know how they burn it. do they jsut burn it and get whoever is around baked or do they like burn it some special way so no one gets high?

Here is how the military does it:

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most of the time they soak it with diesel fuel, and nobody wants to sniff it...
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-02-2005, 04:06 PM
 
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u imagine how screwed up u would get if u jsut stood in the smoke. lol n im sure there are some crazy ppl out there that would sniff deisel fuel.
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The cops keep a stash for them selves and smoke it. That's how they burn it.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-02-2005, 06:51 PM
 
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I was talking to this one guy who worked border patrol and whenever they had enough to burn they would burn it and the crew who did it would have like two or three weeks off with pay afterwards. Lucky fuks.
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Waste of tax payer money
Those who use illegal drugs usually say that.
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Those who use illegal drugs usually say that.
Doug, or those who think war on drugs = big $$$ business for law enforcement

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Doug, or those who think war on drugs = big $$$ business for law enforcement
You did graduate from 3rd grade, right? Who the heck is Doug? Have you been smoking the pot again? Or miss taking your meds?
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On our honeymoon my wife and I met a couple from Texas. The guy was in the Coast Guard and was telling us how often they intercept drug ships coming into the US. He said the US often sells the boat of drugs back to the country, then usually a month or so later they intercept the same boat, same drugs, and again sell it back to the country. Just a big circle of money coming in.
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Not sure how true that is Ace but its interesting...

And you're right they usually burn it with some type of fuel on it!




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