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Wednesday, September 10, 2008


posted by on September 10 at 16:16 PM

The Department of Justice was nice enough to drop a rah-rah press release about Operation Green Reaper into my inbox this afternoon:

Law enforcement officials…announced that early this morning, federal agents and local authorities executed 13 search warrants on indoor marijuana grow operations in King County. Today’s activities are part of the collaborative effort by law enforcement in ‘Operation Green Reaper’, targeting the command and control components of the Puget Sound’s indoor marijuana grow organizations.

Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) David Dongilli stated, “It is important for the public to know how dangerous indoor marijuana cultivation is to our community. These drug trafficking organizations are concealing their illegal activities in the very heart of many of our neighborhoods.

ASAC Dongilli further stated, “These homes are more readily prone to fires and the mold contamination produced from the cultivation process poses significant health and safety concerns to the community. The unfortunate end result is that these drug dealers collect huge illicit profits and our community banks and other mortgage holders are left with virtually uninhabitable and foreclosed homes.”

In conjunction with these raids, law enforcement seized 4,578 marijuana plants, three weapons to include an assault rifle and a shotgun, approximately $50,000.00 in United States Currency, 20 vehicles and have taken 20 subjects into custody.

Just to prove how dangerous pot growers are, the DOJ provided some visual aids:




Thank Christ we’ve got the DEA to save us from moldy, burny pot farmers.

Of course, people wouldn’t need to set up jury-rigged grow ops in basements if pot was, y’know, legal.

But whatever.

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why not? it's a plant, something most people know the basics of growing. It's not like brewing your own beer. Shit a toddler could do it.

Posted by i would | September 10, 2008 4:36 PM

Thank God the War on Drugs is saving us from the scourge of mold. I can sleep at night knowing somebody is making sure these grow-ops don't de-value the investments of our banks and mortgage lenders. The question is: how much of the housing crisis is caused by illegal pot growing? Most, I would imagine.

Posted by David | September 10, 2008 4:43 PM

Whew, so the War on Drugs is over and we've begun the War on Untidiness. I'm glad they're busting down doors and shooting people and locking the rest up in prison for plugging in too many florescent lights and not buying dehumidifiers.

Posted by jrrrl | September 10, 2008 4:45 PM

Actually @1, a reasonably intelligent toddler could probably be taught the basics of zymurgy in about an hour or so - it's really not that difficult.

Posted by COMTE | September 10, 2008 4:53 PM

dear FBI: once we're allowed to grow it outside, this problem goes away.

but you knew that.

Posted by max solomon | September 10, 2008 5:05 PM

i mean DEA.

Posted by max solomon | September 10, 2008 5:05 PM

A moldy basement in the Pacific Northwest?

Gambling in Casablanca?

Posted by dwight moody | September 10, 2008 5:12 PM

#7: Are you implying that you have a moldy basement? I hope you take bullets well, the DEA has been informed.

Posted by jrrrl | September 10, 2008 5:24 PM

I love how the nark's title acronymizes to "ASAC."

As in "Hugh Lyon Sack"...

Posted by rob | September 10, 2008 8:15 PM

On behalf of all Canadians, I'd like to thank the feds for increasing the profit of BC pot growers by 100 percent.

And bankrupting the city and county.

Way to go!

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 10, 2008 11:00 PM

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