Aerial images on the Google Earth website showed dozens of cannabis plants in perfect lines, prompting the police to verify the images and eventually to raid the man’s farm. At least Google Earth is proving to be a much more useful venture for the search engine giant than, say, Google+.
“After the images were verified the farmer Curtis Croft is reported to have been found growing THREE TIMES the amount of the plants he was legally allowed to do so,” The Mirror reports. One would think all that THC-induced paranoia would make a man think twice about growing illegal amounts of weed right on his own property.
Marijuana growing is legal in Oregon, and Croft apparently had permission to grow weed for up to five people, which is roughly 30 plants. Seriously, though: growing enough weed for five people wasn’t enough for this guy? He should have known his chances of being arrested were about as high as — well, a guy caught with 94 pot plants.
Unfortunately, after this bust, it seems some people in Oregon are going to need to find a new dealer. One place a person might not want to search? Here’s a hint: it begins with a G… and ends with a drug bust.