Desert Invasion - U.S.


Large pot farm in National Forest busted

By Associated Press, Arizona Daily Star, August 16, 2005

Authorities have uncovered a vast marijuana farm in a remote ravine north of Strawberry on the Coconino National Forest.

The mile-long field included "thousands and thousands and thousands" of plants...

A Department of Public Safety commander told the Arizona Daily Sun that it may be one of the biggest busts on record.

...the farm near Strawberry was one of a number local authorities have discovered on Forest Service land this year. Five others were found on the nearby Tonto National Forest....

The portion of the forest where the farm was discovered was in the Fossil Springs Wilderness Area, just north of Strawberry. It is heavily forested with steep canyons, difficult to access by road.

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