Marijuana plant seizures skyrocket

November 20, 2009

State officials report a staggering rise in the number of marijuana plants seized during this year’s growing season in California. Law enforcement agencies seized 4.4 million plants during the 2009 growing season which is a huge increase over the 2.9 million discovered last year. [New York Times]

Even so, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff spokesperson Rob Bryn said that county law enforcement officials’ eradication numbers have plummeted more than 50 percent from last year’s numbers. Law enforcement officials seized 18,000 plants in 2009 which is a drop from the 40,000 plants seized in 2008.

“We have had a fairly significant impact based on aggressive program and drought conditions,” Bryn said.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department had a record year with 238,335 plants seized, a one year increase of 25 percent.


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4 Comments

  1. cheseburger says:

    BottyJUJU, you write.”Make drugs freely available.

    Those too dumb to realize what they are doing will soon be dead, bloated and rotting all over north county.”

    Think maybe the Gearhart/Miller gang is in rehab.??? Wish they were rotting! Gearhart is already bloated and smells bad,! Wouldn’t be so bad to see them in a pile, flies and all!

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  2. Booty JuJu says:

    Make drugs freely available.

    Those too dumb to realize what they are doing will soon be dead, bloated and rotting all over north county.

    Then outsource prison terms of more than three years to Marakesh.

    Sorted.

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  3. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    I don’t use (now) but have in past. Why we still pay a FORTUNE enforceing this is beyond me. It is as big a waste of money, as prohibition was on alcohol.

    Legallize and pass the doche’ on the left hand side!

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  4. cheseburger says:

    Mean while heroin addiction is on the rise among our young people, in record proportions, correct me if I am wrong, prescription drug abuse causes hundreds more deaths then pot ever did and remember, Clinton, the Pres., he smoked it and he inhaled, liked it, went brain dead and got dumb enough to get it on the dress. That’s it’s bad side, for those who just smoked one and need help figuring this out! It makes you stupid but it doesn’t make you a criminal anymore!

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