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9:25 am
Mon September 7, 2009

Pot Hole Has a New Meaning

Durant, OK – Police puzzle over marijuana on road

DURANT, Okla. (AP) Durant police responding to a call that "shrubs" were on a roadway found about more than 200 high-grade marijuana plants.

Local drug task force supervisor Chuck Carroll said he'd never seen anything quite like the estimated $500,000 worth of marijuana that was tossed on a Bryant County road last Tuesday.

Carroll said a domestic quarrel may have prompted someone to throw out the marijuana. Police were summoned at 1:30 a.m. by the caller who saw the "shrubs."

Carroll says the marijuana plants were carefully tended and had been grown indoors. He said a county crew dug a hole, where officers used diesel fuel to burn the plants.

No arrests have been made.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com