Santa Barbara cops rip out 4,000 plant guerrilla grow

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Attention: If you had a sizable clandestine grow in Santa Barbara County, California near Santa Rosa Road between Lompoc and Buellton, don’t bother showing up to harvest it in a few weeks.
According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, a rancher reported that someone had trespassed onto his grazing land for his livestock, diverted a water source and was growing somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000 plants. The landowner was not a suspect.


While it sucks for you, anonymous California guerrilla grower, at least know that you did a good job cultivating your herb: police valued the haul at more than $12 million dollars.
That doesn’t include the FUCKTON of taxpayer money they spent on the California National Guard unit, bulldozer, yellow lab and chopper they flew in to tear out the plants.

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The Sheriff’s Office estimates the street value of the plants at about $12 million. That’s about $3,000 a plant. We’re not California price experts here, but based on 2012 market prices we dug up from Humboldt County News that means you could have been getting as much as two pounds off of a plant at outdoor mid-grade prices.

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