Today the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department and the KBI (Kansas Bureau of Investigation) did a pot bust in the Northwest corner of Sedgwick County. Their drug bust was estimated at a street value between $3 to $4.5 million dollars.1
Cliff Judy said in one of his tweets that the two agencies where destroying the plants mentioned above. He also provided pictures of the pot plants to be destroyed.2
I wondered how the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department and the KBI destroyed the pot after this bust. I decided to see what I could find out how law enforcement agencies destroy pot after a bust.
How Do Law Enforcement Agencies Destroy Pot After a Bust?
I wasn’t completely sure how the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, the KBI or any other law enforcement agency destroyed pot after a bust or raid. I did a little searching to find out how it was done.
How Did the Sheriff’s Department and KBI Destroy the Pot?
After doing the search on Google for this information, KAKE News came up at the top of the list. I decided to read their report to see if they had any information. Their news items was about today’s bust.3
While reading through their news report on the pot bust today, I found out how the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department and the KBI destroyed the plants. “Chainsaws and other equipment to cut down stalks that were as high as 15 feet. They sprayed the roots with a herbicide.”
To me that’s not destroying the pot; that’s removing pot from its current location and destroying the roots so it cannot start a new growth. There is a difference in pot being destroyed and removing it from the location of the pot field.
What Did the Two Law Enforcement Agencies, DO With the Pot Plants After Cutting Them Down?
As for these two Kansas law enforcement agencies, I don’t know if they did what the Cook County Forest Preserve Police and U.S. DEA did in the Palos Township last fall. In the news article on Chicago Breaking News Center4, there is a picture of these law enforcement agents burning the pot plants from their bust. This is what I call destroying pot.
While watching the video at the bottom of this news article, the law enforcement and other agents were burning the pot plants without any breathing masks on. Did they get high during the burning process? If they did, were they pulled over for driving under an illegal substance? Did they get the munchies afterwards?
Cliff Judy and Jennifer Montenegro, KWCH 12 Eyewitness News; Officials bust a marijuana growing operation near Bentley; Kwch.com1
12Judy; Cliff Judy KWCH News Reporter; Twitter.com2
Cayle Thompson, KAKE News; Investigators Bust Major Marijuana Growing Operation; Kake.com3
Carmen Grego, Jr.; Pot farm destroyed in Cook County Forest Preserve; Chicagobreakingnews.com4