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Monday, October 18, 2010

Large-scale marijuana-growing operations on rise in Kansas, Midwest

The number of outdoor marijuana operations is turning up more frequently in Kansas and the Midwest as part of what authorities say is a move by organized crime to the region.

Federal stats show the number of such operations found in the region has in some cases doubled over the last few years.

Rod Page, a special agent with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, told The Hutchinson News: 

“They’re looking for backwoods areas where they think they won’t be caught.”

| Bob Cronkleton


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