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September 01, 2010
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Calif. pot growers mistake wardens for suppliers

The wardens recovered 127 pounds of processed marijuana and apprehended two men

By Associated Press

RED BLUFF, Calif. — California wildlife officials say two men are in custody after a group of marijuana growers started to toss bags full of pot into a pickup truck belonging to game wardens they mistook for their suppliers.

State Department of Fish and Game spokesman Pat Foy says two wardens in Tehama County were looking for deer poachers Monday night in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest when they heard footsteps behind them.

They turned and saw five men hauling large military-style duffel bags and sleeping bags. Foy said the men approached the wardens' truck as if to toss the bags in the bed.

The wardens began shouting commands at the group and managed to handcuff two, one of whom was carrying a shotgun. Three others escaped into the forest.

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The wardens recovered 127 pounds (58 kilograms) of processed marijuana.






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