Sunday, August 14, 2005

Destroying massive marijuana hoard an arduous task for state troopers

Bluefield Daily Telegram

WELCH - While it would have most likely lasted a lot longer if it was torched in the illegal manner, it still took West Virginia state troopers almost an entire shift to destroy more that $21 million worth of pot seized during two days of marijuana eradication raids earlier this week.

"We started burning the marijuana at 5 p.m. (Thursday evening), and we were done at midnight," Sgt. W.C. Tupper, co-commander of the Welch Detachment said. "It was so heavy and green that we had to keep turning it in order to destroy all of it."

Tupper led an eradication detachment made up of troopers from the Welch and Princeton detachments as well as conservation officers of the state Division of Natural Resources and a helicopter pilot from the West Virginia National Guard who piloted a RAID (Reconnaissance and Aerial Interdiction Detail) helicopter on the two-day mission.


Blogger Kayaboy said...

What a sad day.

8/14/2005 11:48:00 AM  

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