Marijuana Plants Seized in Wythe CountyI've never purchased marijuana and have no idea what the street value is but shouldn't 123 smoke-a-dope plants be worth more than $1000? If not, why bother? The corn in that corn field is worth more than that, especially if scientists can make this cost-effective.
Rosa Duarte, WSLS NewsChannel 10
Wythe County investigators along with Virginia State Police uncover one of the largest marijuana crops in the area in the past several years.
Wednesday, investigators found 123 plants in the middle of a cornfield in eastern Wythe County, they heard about the crop through an anonymous tip. Many of the plants are more than 8 feet tall, Virginia State Police say each one has a street value of around one thousand dollars. (link)
Update 09/01/06 12:23pm: A correction is in order. A friend had me reread the sentence above that clearly has the words "each one," making the crop worth $123,000. I now switch from incredulity (why bother?) to incredulity (a marijuana plant is worth $1000?!).