This is the 1st big case of hidden marijuana farms. The Federal forest agents started removing the fields of pot from a Nevada mountainside in Wednesday. According to U.S. Forest Service The farm was nearly 3 or 4 acres.
The marijuana was planted there a couple of months ago. The officials found the farms from the air and planned how to remove it from the difficult area. The pot was hidden between the trees near a zone full with tourists.
“It’s hard to sneak up on (the farms) and it’s easy for them to disappear.” said Kent Bitsko.
In California state there are a lot of marijuana field on public land, but in Nevada they weren’t very popular. A trainig was made on nearly 20 Nevada officers, about how to detect outdoor pot farms. The Officials from Sacramento has helped with the training.
These farms are a new challenge for the Nevada’s police. It is possible the owners to be armed and dangerous for the Nevadas tourists, who just want to relax in the woods. And not only the people are theten, the native plants can also be harmed by the pesticides applied during the marijuana growth.