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Police Bust Potheads Using Google Earth…… Groovy!


Google products don’t just find missing children, they can also find pot farms. Police in Switzerland found a large pot farm by using Google Earth:

Officers discovered the hemp field in the northeastern state of Thurgau last year while investigating an alleged drug ring, said the head of Zurich police’s specialist narcotics unit Norbert Klossner.

The plantation was hidden inside a field of corn.

But officers using Google Earth to locate the address of two farmers suspected of involvement in the drug operation quickly spotted the illegal crop.

Sucks to be those dudes. But it’s another victory for the good guys thanks to Google technology. Something that I’m sure will send a chair or two flying in Redmond.

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