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Up to $900,000 worth of pot busted in Southeast Missouri

DEXTER, MO (KFVS) - Stoddard County Sheriff's deputies busted a large pot growing operation south of Dexter Thursday morning.

Two people have been arrested and one arrest is pending, according to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner.

Robert Williams and Don Murphy face felony charges of trafficking and manufacturing marijuana.

Deputies found 300 to 400 marijuana plants in a vacated trailer with a high tech ventilation and growth light system on old Sand Road about 8 a.m. Thursday.

"This is very sophisticated with their ventilation system and their grow lights. They have invested lots and lots of time and lots of money into this operation," Hefner said.

The pot is estimated to be worth between $800,000 and $900,000.

The sheriff's department received an anonymous tip Wednesday night.

Hefner says it's the largest indoor growth operation he's seen since he's been in office which has been 20 years.

http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?S=13365038


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Added: Oct-23-2010 Occurred On: Oct-21-2010
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  • Fucking legalize this shit already

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    • if you legalize weed
      only the gobmit will allow which variety will be sold.
      As you know, California is the nations trend setter and they are close to voting NO on legalization...again.

      Then the conspirecy theorists will blam xtian fundies from outside of the state for "stealing" yet another election.
      never mind the outside state funding comming in hoping to get the prop to pass.

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  • 3-400 plants is worth 900,000, and national newz? Baahahhhahahaa...yougottabefukinkiddinme.

    70% of them were sprouts, likely 2 inches tall, and worth billionz of zillionz of dollars. Theyve probably been selling sprout sandwiches to school kids from the backs of ice cream trucks an' stuff.

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    • I wonder if they factor in the quality of the weed when they estimate a price. I mean if its that dirt weed, then it is worth like 70 an ounce. Now the good shit will sell for 250-300 an ounce. Sooo. I'm just wondering, will my weed prices go up or what?

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    • What they do is each rooted cutting is considered a plant, they automatically tally each plant as 1000 dollars (LOL).SO you have 2 small guys flowering and say 4 cuttings that's 6000$ to them..... helps make their pointless busts seem better in the eyes of the public

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    • That's EXACTLY what they do

      when you hear the value its always from street level
      prices.

      by the gram...

      funny how pot and gold are measured the same
      and yet things like corn and wheat are by the Tonne

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  • Cops don't know their weed,..LOL

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  • no...I estimate at least a billion dollars woth there...you have to take into account the potent stalks and stems...back in the 60's you used to have to smoke 15 stems to get a buzz, or what the kids called, a hummer, now with the potency of marijuana up some 4000%, you can smoke one or two stalks and become wheelchair bound or a meth addict.

    Anyways, kill all who smoke marijuana. Exterminate all of them and then burn them. Kill them all! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA More..

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  • Add HPS and a 12/12 timer and maybe you've got something.

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  • from the looks of it,.that Pot is not near ready if that picture is the stuff,..
    it's not worth much in real street value,.if it hasn't budded yet,..

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  • So not worth the troubles..

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  • whats even more funny,.most likely every trailer around them are probably growing too,..lol
    it's the most profitable crop in America right now,..

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  • Can't be very sophisticated if they got caught...

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  • Those cops and the tipster should be shot. Just the knees though so they might actually learn. Feel Free. At least bought up on theft charges.

    This is such a waste of time and money. Pigs have nothing better to do then steal for their funding. Not like this will stop it. As long as there is a demand there will always be a supply and that will never stop.

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  • Some jack ass "crime fighter" thinks they actually did some good here.

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  • Cannabis has a survival instinct like no other...

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  • Thans very unusual for Missouri, usually they are Meth labs.

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  • Bummer, Man.

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