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Deputies yank 2,900 pot plants on Jasper Ridge

Secret farming operation had a potential street value of $1.5 million if the plants were fully grown, officials estimate

A secret farm of 2,900 baby pot plants being cultivated on Stanford University's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve was raided and destroyed Wednesday morning by members of the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force and California Highway Patrol.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Professorville
on Jun 26, 2008 at 1:41 am

Maybe they thought that marijuana was a native California plant.


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Posted by Stanford Insiders
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 26, 2008 at 6:24 am

So this is an insider job - since this place is inaccessible by outsiders.


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Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 26, 2008 at 9:24 am

It was probably some Biz School students working on a product development assignment.


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Posted by Donald
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Although this area is fenced off and is not supposed to be accessed by outsiders, it is actually fairly accessible. There are many locations where you could cut the fence or climb over it without anyone seeing you. I wouldn't conclude that this was an inside job just because it is not open to the public.


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2008 at 12:53 pm

I can just hear those poor plants screaming!


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 26, 2008 at 7:48 pm

I wish I'd beaten them there.

Let them live, and share the crop w/ the community.


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