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September 21, 2010
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There's someone else out in the woods

It's hard to believe that Mexican drug cartels have invaded our neck of the woods to grow marijuana, but that's what authorities believe is happening.

Tending to 40,000 plants in the Alpine County wilderness does not sound like a weekend project for a couple of slackers.

According to the Alpine County Sheriff's Office, the plants were cultivated in neat rows and cared for by people living at the scene.

Alpine is California's least populated county with fewer than 1,100 people. We agree that it seems unlikely that the residents have established a $30 million pot farm.

That sounds like major …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 21, 2010 08:41PM Published Sep 21, 2010 08:40PM Copyright 2010 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.