Laguna Beach Wilderness Park Is Full of Weed

Categories: Bong Blotter

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Back in the 1960s, Laguna Beach was full of hippies and weed. And acid. And also love. Now the hippies, acid and some of the love are gone, but the weed is apparently still here.

Lots of it. Until a few hours ago, that is.

This morning, according to a CNS report, Orange County Sheriff's Department narcotics investigators discovered a "marijuana cultivation" area in the Muddy Canyon area of the Laguna Wilderness Park. "The location is south of the SR 73 toll road, east of Newport Coast Drive near East Coastal Peak Park and Ridge Park Road," CNS reports. "The plants are located on property in OC Parks jurisdiction, outside city limits."

Okay, so it's not technically Laguna Beach, but close enough.

According to Sheriff's officials, they found between 2500 and 4000 pot plants. Throughout the day, deputies will be hiking into the remote location and pulling up the crop. Then the department's helicopter, with the appropriately militaristic nickname"Duke" will haul the weed to "a nearby staging area at Coastal Peak Park where it will be packaged for evidence."

Apparently, Operation Buzz Kill began at 7 am today and is estimated to last until mid-afternoon. No suspects have been named.

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29 comments
Staci Goodart
Staci Goodart

Operation Buzz Kill is exactly right and this is such a bummer to read...

Theresa Vinciguerra
Theresa Vinciguerra

Oh. I see it was north of here. I saw and heard 3 helicopters yesterday after I heard the news and thought it was here again.

Travis Ogden
Travis Ogden

In Aliso woods too...until dea found it and hauled it away! Not any different from the show Weeds

hostyl313
hostyl313

Damn that sucks. Fucking cops can't find a meth lab to bust or a drunk to pull over... Good waste of tax money oc shrieffs department # douche bags

Anita Martini
Anita Martini

oh my gosh Sophia Handschick and Sina Vaan Lein hahaha, you were so close the whole time! :D

Kit Hope
Kit Hope

Damn! I knew I forgot something when I moved to DC!

Dos Chinos
Dos Chinos

It's most likely immature plants. They should just assign a few deputies to tend the plants for 1 or 2 more months and sell it as medicine. Why the fuck not? It would be asinine of them not to because it is a medicine, grown on public land, for a huge population.

Mike Ackles
Mike Ackles

i had a feeling it wasnt a great spot.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

I bike there often. Estimates of market value? What's a lb of outdoor go for? $2000 roughly? So maybe 4-8 mil worth (assuming .5-1lb per plant)? Someone's pissed.

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

That's strange...  I hike that area all the time and have never seen anything but jack rabbits and lizards; must have been well hidden. 

Denice Hess
Denice Hess

I knew of some fields in The Canyon!

Fred G. Sanford
Fred G. Sanford

Damn, that sucks. Effen Pigs pulling a good crop. I could use some good medicine right now. My arthritis is killin' me!!!

Miguel Marce
Miguel Marce

Awwh man fuckin pigs always gotta ruin everything

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