I was in Glendale on Thursday, way up in Glendale, up up up the 2, behind the Verdugo Mountains. I was alarmed at how tall and green that range is, how far and hazy the downtown L.A. skyline appears from way up there. And then I saw the news said this, "$10 million in pot found in Verdugo Mountains," and this, "Glendale police seize $10-million marijuana crop":
A helicopter scouring the area for signs of fires on Tuesday spotted an "unusual patch of greenery," said Glendale Police Officer John Balian. Narcotics detectives hiked up the mountain and discovered a sophisticated marijuana farm throughout the area. The operators had designed a watering system using the water from a tower that was designed to be used in case of brush fires, Balian said. Police also seized a sleeping bag, rifle scopes, and rifle bullets from nearby, but no suspects were in custody.
You can't fault the pot farmers for not possessing ingenuity; they were tapping into Glendale water to irrigate their crop. Now, what will happen to all those godly plants? I mean, after being "taken to an undisclosed location"?
* LAT photo by Brian VanderBrug.