National Parks Focus of Drug Raids

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http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101030804-471161,00.html

Drug traffickers are using the nation’s parks as farmland for marijuana and cover for meth labs, Time reports.

In Missouri’s Mark Twain National Forest, for example, 192 meth labs have been dismantled over the past three years.

But the biggest business appears to be in California. Last year 420,000 pot plants with a street value of $1.5 billion were eradicated from the state’s 18 federal forests, a tenfold increase from 1994.

Link: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101030804-471161,00.html

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