Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The War On Drugs: Atlanta Edition

Twenty Five Indicted In High-end Pot-growing Plot

A seven-month investigation into a marijuana-growing enterprise rooted in the basements of dozens of up scale suburban Atlanta homes has yielded federal indictments against 25 people and a catchy name for the dope business "Hooked on Ponics."

The name, coined by investigators, is a reference to the "hydroponic" pot grown in homes scattered across 14 metro counties, officials said Tuesday at a press conference. They said it produced about 11,000 pounds of highly potent pot that sold for $5,000 a pound. more

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