Cartels Establish Grow Operation In Rural Ohio
(Clinton County, Ohio - September 30, 2010)
The nation's drug war and Mexico's drug cartels are in our back yards, hidden in crops and hillsides throughout rural Ohio counties.
Agents from the state Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) have found huge pot farms, which they've dubbed "megafarms," during routine summer marijuana eradication programs.
In the past three years, they've linked six of those megafarms to drug cartels, said Scott Duff, a special agent supervisor for the attorney general's narcotics division.
"We've seen an increase in some really, really large patches of marijuana that are generally controlled by Mexican drug cartels," Duff said.
Of those six, four of the farms are linked to Mexico...[Full Article]