From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 11, 1987:
The books were pretty much closed on the Culture Farms fraud case, and it was time for the analysis. Now that all 12 defendants had entered pleas of guilty or no contest, investigators were praising the work of the state's law enforcement entities. "I think they may have underestimated the aggressiveness of law enforcement authorities in Kansas," said L. Stephen Garlow, a Lawrence resident and an assistant Kansas attorney general who had worked on the case. Larry Cook, whose duties as a special deputy U.S. Marshal had taken him to California and Nevada to investigate Culture Farms' sister company, agreed. "If they had stayed out there they would have been a little fish in a big pond. Instead they came to Kansas and became a big fish in a little pond and drew our attention right away," Cook said. At least 27,000 people were believed to have invested in the $80 million pyramid scheme.