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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:36 AM

Wisconsin: State asks hunters to get pot fields in their sights

While Washington and Colorado are legalizing recreational use of marijuana, Wisconsin is trying to enroll 600,000 hunters to find and report crops being grown by "Mexican drug cartels".

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/state-asks-hunters-to-get-pot-fields-in-their-sights-497jp8f-178719701.html


Heavily armed drug traffickers from Mexico are using the only national forest in Wisconsin as their personal farms and greenhouses, growing millions of dollars in marijuana and leaving behind their garbage, poached deer carcasses, fertilizer and pesticides.

For the last three summers, large marijuana operations have been discovered in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. In each of those busts, law enforcement made numerous arrests, almost all natives of Mexico here illegally. Confiscated weapons included handguns, AK-47s and a .308-caliber rifle with ammunition magazines taped together.

Jeff Seefeldt, district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service, surveyed the scene with disgust.

"When the spring rains come all this would have ended up in that Class A trout stream," Seefeldt said nodding to the south branch of the Oconto River that wound through an area that had been clear-cut and planted with hundreds of marijuana plants.





Note that at the right-wing Milwaukee Urinal/Sentinel, "almost all" is a euphemism for "some" when it fits their spin. I'd like to see some stats to accompany their claim of "almost all".

Note also that the ranger's outrage was not over someone getting lit up, but about the effect of the illegal crop on a nearby trout stream.

Under our "small government" Republicans, surely we'll follow the lead of Colorado and Washington, right?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:31 AM

1. Numbers?

Wouldn't these drug busts be documented? What are the actual, raw-data numbers for their "almost all" claim, and how many busts were made, arresting how many people?

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:38 AM

2. a wisconsin tradition--instead of a commie behind every tree we now have a

illegal mexican pot grower

sooooooooooooooo every hispanic looking person who buys a bag of groceries outside of a main metropolitan area is now not only an illegal alien but a mexican warlord thug

i guess that is one way for republicans to reach out to the hispanic community

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:45 AM

3. curious

Down here in the Madison area the repugs are always furiously indignant about any kind of phosphorous bans or regulation of fertilizers. Our lakes get fuzzier every year.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:39 AM

4. 14 more jobs Scooter can claim for Wisconsin

And if this "disgusts" the U.S. Forest Service ranger, he's going to really have problems dealing with the effects of mining in the North Woods.

Wisconsin is open for business!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:37 PM

5. Are they going to shoot pot?

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