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      10-04-2012 02:52 PM #1
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      Chicago police find about 1,500 pot plants in city

      CHICAGO (AP) — In Chicago, a bustling urban metropolis where skyscrapers are as likely to sprout up as anything a farmer might plant, someone decided there was just enough room to grow something a little more organic: Marijuana.

      The plants grew even taller than the tallest Chicago Bulls. However, just days before the crop on a chunk of land the size of two football fields would have been ready to harvest, a police officer and county sheriff's deputy in a helicopter spotted it as they headed back to their hangar about three miles away.

      On Wednesday, a day after the discovery of the largest marijuana farm anyone at the police department can remember, officers became farmers for a day as they began to chop down about 1,500 marijuana plants that police said could have earned the growers as much as $10 million.

      No arrests had been made as of Wednesday, and police were still trying to determine who owns the property that housed the grow site on the city's far South Side. But police said they were hopeful that because of the size of the operation, informants or others might provide tips about those involved, including a man seen running from the area as the helicopter swooped low.

      James O'Grady, the commander of the department's narcotics division, said they've never seen anything like it before, in part because Chicago's harsh winters mean growers have a lot less time to plant, grow and harvest marijuana than their counterparts in less inclement places such as California and Mexico. The bumper crop was likely planted in spring, O'Grady said.

      Add to that the urban sprawl: there are few spots in Chicago where such an operation could go unnoticed because of all the buildings, roads and residents. The growers took pains to ensure their crop was largely hidden by a canopy of trees and surrounding vegetation.

      "Somebody put a lot of thought into it," O'Grady said. "But they probably didn't anticipate the helicopter."

      Chicago Police Officer Stan Kuprianczyk, a pilot, said police helicopters flew "over it all the time," to and from their hangar, without spying the grow site. Yet somehow, a number of factors came together to allow Cook County Sheriff's Deputy Edward Graney to spot the plants.

      "We had the right altitude, the right angle, the right sunlight, and I happened to be glancing down," said Graney. He said he initially spotted five plants or so through the trees before he asked Kuprianczyk to circle around for a closer look.

      "We just happened to be right over a small hole in the trees and we looked down," Kuprianczyk said.
      They also happened to have the right training, Graney said, explaining that just a few weeks earlier a much smaller operation in suburban Chicago prompted them to fly over and videotape the scene so they might be able to recognize marijuana if they ever saw it from the air again.

      So, by the time Graney spotted the marijuana plants, which are a much brighter shade of green than the surrounding vegetation, he had a pretty good idea what he was looking at.

      Superintendent Garry McCarthy, whose officers are more used to intercepting shipments of marijuana grown elsewhere or discovering hydroponic growing operations inside buildings, said the discovery of the marijuana is significant in a larger fight against street violence.

      Those involved with narcotics, whether it is marijuana, heroin or cocaine, purchase firearms with their profits and have shown they're willing to use them to protect their business, he said.
      "That's where the violence comes in, the competition for the markets," he said.
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      10-04-2012 02:55 PM #2
      They said they were 'burning it' today on the news last night. With that entire crop ready for harvest I'd imagine a few buds 'go missing'.

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      10-04-2012 02:58 PM #3
      I'll still be RIP'd anyway.
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      10-04-2012 03:01 PM #4
      yeah - you should check out the cnn video from the local news coverage. pretty hilarious how "high timesy" the camera work is. some glamorous shots of some very heavy buds. all fancy and whatnot. and then the shots from reverse of the municipal workers out there with the heavy machinery. because form the front you'd see them giggling their faces off.

      hey, looks like no one got hurt. did they all bust camp in time or were there any arrests?

    5. 10-04-2012 03:03 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by roadtripper View Post
      yeah - you should check out the cnn video from the local news coverage. pretty hilarious how "high timesy" the camera work is. some glamorous shots of some very heavy buds. all fancy and whatnot. and then the shots from reverse of the municipal workers out there with the heavy machinery. because form the front you'd see them giggling their faces off.

      hey, looks like no one got hurt. did they all bust camp in time or were there any arrests?
      Rumor has it that someone was seen exiting the area on foot when the police helicoptor hovered overhead.

      This is a semi-industrial/marsh/forested area in a somewhat bad part of Chicago. On one hand, I can see why it was never spotted....on the other hand, the sheer audacity of it is unbelievable.

      It's within walking distance of the ship canal I used to boat on, too.
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      10-04-2012 03:35 PM #6
      reminds me of Shameless when they had a huge crop.

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      10-04-2012 04:16 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      They said they were 'burning it' today on the news last night. With that entire crop ready for harvest I'd imagine a few buds 'go missing'.
      I am sure the CPD will be "burning it" for a while.
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      Yep, that was my first thought too. A nice set does not automatically make a chick attractive. Especially when that "chick" is a dude.

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      10-04-2012 04:31 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      reminds me of Shameless when they had a huge crop.

      can't wait for the new season
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