MARSHALL, Mo. - Missouri law enforcement eradicated more than 61.9 million
marijuana plants and seized 226.94 pounds of processed pot last year
through Operation Cash Crop.

Nearly 12,000 of the plants that were destroyed were cultivated from indoor
and outdoor operations. Of those, 1,851 were sinsemilla, a higher-grade
marijuana plant. The remaining plants were wild.

The operation is a joint effort of the Missouri State Highway Patrol,
Missouri National Guard, Missouri State Water Patrol, Missouri sheriffs
departments, city and county police departments, the Missouri Conservation
Commission, the U.S. Forestry Service and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

Newshawk: chip
Pubdate: Sun, 20 Jan 2002
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Copyright: 2002 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Author: Associated Press