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Marijuana Field found on Google Maps

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on Saturday, January 31, 2009 by Tim Althaus


According to a news article that I found on Digg the Swizz Government found a “pot” farm buy using Google Earth. Apparently the bust yielded 1.2 tons of Marijuana and valuables and cash worth over $780,000. Personally I think this is absolutely insane. Is there anything you can really hide from Google these days? I mean yeah it’s a cool feature that you can find things via satellite, but it’s a little crazy. Granted these guys were kind of dumb just growing weed in the middle of a cornfield, but that’s not the principle of the matter at hand.

Apparently authorities found the marijuana field which was just about two acres hidden amongst a field of corn. According to the article they were looking for the address of two men that were supposively involved with the drug ring, and they stumbled upon this field of “green acres”. This group of people have apparently sold somewhere near seven tons of marijuana in the last 5 years.