Authorities remove 4,000 marijuana plants in Iron County

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IRON COUNTY – Early  Monday morning, members of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Forest Service and the Iron/Garfield Narcotics Task Force, located and removed a number of marijuana plants growing in a garden near Pinto.

An incident command location was set up just along the Pinto Road and it is estimated some 4,000 plants were removed by Monday afternoon.

Information concerning the marijuana grow was initially reported by a concerned citizen.

Detective Sgt. Jody Edwards of the Iron Sheriff’s Office said the Office was grateful for the help of citizens who live in the backwoods areas of the county and pay attention to suspicious activity and report it.

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  • Malcolm Kyle July 31, 2012 at 9:06 am

    An appeal to all Prohibitionists:

    Most of us know that individuals who use illegal drugs are going to get high—no matter what, so why do you not prefer they acquire them in stores that check IDs and pay taxes? Gifting the market in narcotics to ruthless criminals, foreign terrorists, and corrupt law enforcement officials is seriously compromising our future.

    Why do you wish to continue with a policy that has proven itself to be a poison in the veins of our once so “proud & free” nation? Even if you cannot bear the thought of people using drugs, there is absolutely nothing you, or any government, can do to stop them. We have spent 40 years and trillions of dollars on this dangerous farce; Prohibition will not suddenly and miraculously start showing different results. Do you actually believe you may personally have something to lose If we were to begin basing our drug policy on science & logic instead of ignorance, hate and lies?

    Maybe you’re a police officer, a prison guard, or a local/national politician. Possibly you’re scared of losing employment, overtime pay, the many kickbacks, and those regular fat bribes. But what good will any of that do you once our society has followed Mexico over the dystopian abyss of dismembered bodies, vats of acid, and marauding thugs carrying gold-plated AK-47s with leopard-skinned gunstocks?

    Kindly allow us to forgo the next level of your sycophantic prohibition-engendered mayhem.

    Prohibition prevents regulation: legalize, regulate, and tax!

  • Murat July 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    This was a nice garden. I took a hefty sample from it on a recent hunt for an elusive lizard.

  • Felix July 31, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Was this “GARDEN” found on public or private land. Anyone?

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