These are no tomato plants! State Police seize $1 million worth of marijuana

Posted: October 12, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Some of the marijuana plants seized by drug task force outside Santa Rosa over the weekend. (Courtesy N.M. State Police)


Unlike a few weeks ago when a multi-agency task force got a little confused and thought a Northern New Mexico school growing tomato plants might have actually been growing marijuana, state police announced Tuesday this time they seized more than $1 million in weed outside Santa Rosa.

Here is the copy from a N.M. state police press release e-mailed to media Tuesday morning:

Santa Rosa – State Police seize Marijuana plantation in Guadalupe County.

Over the weekend New Mexico State Police Agents, in conjunction with the New Mexico National Guard and the Santa Rosa Police Department learned of a marijuana plantation near Colonias (16 miles North West of Santa Rosa).  Agents followed up on the development by serving a search warrant on the ranch and seized the overgrown marijuana plantation.  The plantation contained approximately 1600 Marijuana plants ranging from 4 to 6 feet.

The plantation was feed by natural springs in the area; State Police will continue their investigation into who was tending to these crops of cannabis.  The street value of the plantation is valued at just under $1,000,000.00.


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