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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:19:58 PM
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BULLETIN: As of press time Thursday, the Obion County Sheriff's Department was reporting 362,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated $434 million had been found at a site west of Hornbeak. See Thursday's Messenger for the complete story. rest of story at link.



The BEST part of this story? They just burned the pile behind the Obion County jail in City limits That's how we do it in NWTN.



ETA: This wasn't a Bubba operation. I've got my suspicions as to who was involved. Barracks and shower facilities had been built at the site. Generators and irrigation equipment was run from underground caves.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:21:42 PM
That is a lot of plants. I wonder how many acres that covered?
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:21:47 PM
How many people were killed by this grow operation compared to the Mexican cartels that will absorb the demand for product?
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:21:54 PM
That's a lot of pot.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:22:29 PM
I am sure it was for "personal use"

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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:22:34 PM
That's a big patch. Wonder who/what was downwind of the burn.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:22:45 PM
Geez they still haven't found the girl that got dragged out of her house yet?
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Originally Posted By PrivateContactor:
I am sure it was for "personal use"

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Probably for grandmas cataracts!!!
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I feel safer.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:24:21 PM
Originally Posted By AKengineer:
How many people were killed by this grow operation compared to the Mexican cartels that will absorb the demand for product?


Well that didn't take long.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:24:38 PM
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That is a lot of plants. I wonder how many acres that covered?


Rough estimates are the operation was spread out over ~5 miles.


I know the area where the fields were. Very rural and unserved by paved roads. Great whitetail hunting to be had.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:25:39 PM
How do they know the plants would produce that much?
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:25:58 PM
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Originally Posted By AKengineer:
How many people were killed by this grow operation compared to the Mexican cartels that will absorb the demand for product?


Well that didn't take long.


You do kind of have to wonder.
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Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Originally Posted By AKengineer:
How many people were killed by this grow operation compared to the Mexican cartels that will absorb the demand for product?


Well that didn't take long.

The cartels don't get money by dressing up as santa and ringing a bell next to a kettle.
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Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
How do they know the plants would produce that much?


They don't. Estimates of drug value are almost always vastly overstated.
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That's millions of dollars lost that could have potentially been put into the economy through Rimco, Aarons, and Frito Lay.

There's a recession on here! Stop stifling the economy!!!!
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Geez they still haven't found the girl that got dragged out of her house yet?


Holly Bobo? Nope.

The Decatur County sheriff's department is taking some serious heat...and for good reason. The bubbas on the department did little if anything to secure the scene...folks were walking all over the wooded area where she was supposedly taken.
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Well, I guess that means the War on Drugs is over.

Finally.

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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:30:04 PM
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Originally Posted By AKengineer:
How many people were killed by this grow operation compared to the Mexican cartels that will absorb the demand for product?


Well that didn't take long.


You understand how supply and demand works, right?


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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:31:08 PM
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How do they know the plants would produce that much?



It's harvesting time for outdoor operations. From about mid-October to late November is when most of the plants are ready to be cut and hung.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:31:23 PM
We're so much safer now that the gubermint removed ll that weed and shit, think of all the innocent bags of doritos that would have been slaughtered in a munchy spree by those violent potheads.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:32:03 PM
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How do they know the plants would produce that much?


It's dirt weed and worthless unless they process it into hashish. I think the LE gets a "reward" and that it depends on the amount of "stuff" they find. It has to be something of that sort. That stuff is junk. Keep the revenue coming in boys.
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Who was the poor schmuck that had to count all of those?
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Whew, thank God. I'm sure we're all a lot safer now.
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That's my buddy's hometown. Gonna have to give him shit for this.
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I think I'll be able to sleep tonight knowing there will be no dopers on the streets of Tennessee.
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Any law enforcement officer that thinks they can actually make a difference in the drug trade when the federal government is arming the cartels and allowing drugs to enter the country by the ton is woefully wrong.

PHOENIX - There's more trouble surrounding the U.S. government's dealings with drug cartels in Mexico. Now a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa cartel is claiming that U.S. officials cut a deal with Mexican drug cartels –– allowing cocaine to flow right over the U.S. border.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:34:22 PM
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That's a big patch. Wonder who/what was downwind of the burn.



They did it early this morning.


My little brother's an A&D/Psych who works with a for-profit counseling center. He's the one who called to tell me about the helicopters and burn pile. I told him he shoulda lined up all the anxiety disorders outside and had them walk downwind from the burn.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:34:44 PM
362,000 plants! Holy shit, that is enough weed to kill no one!
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Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
How do they know the plants would produce that much?


It works out to roughly $1200 valuation per plant. Let's put the average yield per plant around 1 pound. 1lb of marijuana has a street value around $2500-4500 depending on quality and level of purchase.

So yeah, that number isn't just pulled out of thin air, it is actually rather conservative.


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Whew, thank God. I'm sure we're all a lot safer now.


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Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
How do they know the plants would produce that much?


It works out to roughly $1200 valuation per plant. Let's put the average yield per plant around 1 pound. 1lb of marijuana has a street value around $2500-4500 depending on quality level of purchase.

So yeah, that number isn't just pulled out of thin air, it is actually rather conservative.




You've been getting ripped off by your dealer.
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Originally Posted By DangerJ:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Originally Posted By AKengineer:
How many people were killed by this grow operation compared to the Mexican cartels that will absorb the demand for product?


Well that didn't take long.


You understand how supply and demand works, right?




Yes, intimately
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Originally Posted By DangerJ:
Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
How do they know the plants would produce that much?


It works out to roughly $1200 valuation per plant. Let's put the average yield per plant around 1 pound. 1lb of marijuana has a street value around $2500-4500 depending on quality and level of purchase.

So yeah, that number isn't just pulled out of thin air, it is actually rather conservative.


ETA: Grammar

So now instead of buying some agriculturally minded potheads a big screen tv and a few nice cars it will now fund kidnappings, the killing of LEOs on both sides of the border, and more mercenary trigger pullers for the cartels. The same cartels Iran was going to pay to conduct an op in DC that would have resulted in US citizens dying.
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I feel safer.


I came here to say the same thing.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:46:51 PM
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Originally Posted By DangerJ:
Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
How do they know the plants would produce that much?


It works out to roughly $1200 valuation per plant. Let's put the average yield per plant around 1 pound. 1lb of marijuana has a street value around $2500-4500 depending on quality level of purchase.

So yeah, that number isn't just pulled out of thin air, it is actually rather conservative.




You've been getting ripped off by your dealer.


Hardly. Please don't mistake a general understanding of a subject with partaking.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:48:06 PM
The state should have harvested and sold it overseas.


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Whats the sales tax in TN; 7%?

So, were it legal, the forgone sales tax revenue to the state would be roughly $30 million. But I'm sure the state of Tennessee is so well run, lacking of any budget defecits, and the citizens are so happy with their current level of taxation they dont need another $30 million in the states coffers.
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The state should have harvested and sold it overseas.




Agreed. Except they just shoulda sold it here.


They just burned up 100s of million in possible tax revenue.
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Whats the sales tax in TN; 7%?

So, were it legal, the forgone sales tax revenue to the state would be roughly $30 million. But I'm sure the state of Tenessee is so well run, lacking of any budget defecits, and the citizens are so happy with their current level of taxation they dont need another $30 million in the states coffers.


sales tax is 9.75% and we have no state income tax.


And I agree, marijuana should be legalized and taxed. That's a lot of potential revenue they just lost out on.
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Whats the sales tax in TN; 7%?

So, were it legal, the forgone sales tax revenue to the state would be roughly $30 million. But I'm sure the state of Tenessee is so well run, lacking of any budget defecits, and the citizens are so happy with their current level of taxation they dont need another $30 million in the states coffers.


Try 9.75%.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:51:39 PM

Originally Posted By rob78:
Originally Posted By torstin:
The state should have harvested and sold it overseas.




Agreed. Except they just shoulda sold it here.


They just burned up 100s of million in possible tax revenue.

They are good at that!!!!
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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:53:03 PM
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Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
How do they know the plants would produce that much?


It works out to roughly $1200 valuation per plant. Let's put the average yield per plant around 1 pound. 1lb of marijuana has a street value around $2500-4500 depending on quality and level of purchase.

So yeah, that number isn't just pulled out of thin air, it is actually rather conservative.


ETA: Grammar


thats high. the wholesale value of a pound of lower grade weed is only about $800 in central florida. retails out in small quantities at $1600 a pound.
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Originally Posted By shaggy:
Whats the sales tax in TN; 7%?

So, were it legal, the forgone sales tax revenue to the state would be roughly $30 million. But I'm sure the state of Tenessee is so well run, lacking of any budget defecits, and the citizens are so happy with their current level of taxation they dont need another $30 million in the states coffers.


Try 9.75%.


Ouch.
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Originally Posted By rwalters17:
I feel safer.


I came here to say the same thing.

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So we just lowered GDP by half a billion dollars?
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http://thesun.mobi/sol/homepage/news/3697001/100m-marijuana-field-found.html?mob=1

A MARIJUANA plantation growing crops worth nearly £100MILLION has been found in the Mexican desert.

The 300-acre plot could produce a massive 109 tons of the drug, which would be worth £99million.

It is the biggest marijuana plantation ever found in the country — and four times larger than the previous "record holder".

Six people were arrested after the Mexican army swooped on the compound, which has accommodation for 60 workers and its own toilet block.

It is not known who ran the field 150 miles south of Tijuana but the notorious Sinaloa cartel has been expanding in the area since its leader escaped from prison ten years ago.



Thats how they do it.. right out in the open cause until someone pays attention, they just keep growing. And when one gets caught and burned.. they just start another!
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