Tuesday, July 26, 2005


From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

MADRID, N.M. - Firefighters battling a lightning-sparked blaze near Madrid stumbled on a marijuana plantation, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department said.

Deputies responded to the initial call from firefighters late Saturday and returned to the area the following day with a search warrant.

They found about 500 marijuana plants scattered among pinon trees on private land off N.M. 14.

A marijuana plantation? Am I the only person with images of stoners relaxing on the verandah with a bong, and banjos playing "Old Kentucky Home"? Seriously, you wouldn't need slaves to pick that crop. Between Santa Fe, Pecos and Taos you'd have a glut of willing workers.