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25 years ago: Police raid marijuana field near Baldwin

July 31, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 31, 1987:

  • About five Kansas Bureau of Investigation officers and 10 Douglas County Sheriff's officers had risen early today to converge on a marijuana operation south of Lawrence. The officials had uprooted about 540 plants in the well-tended plot about a mile east of Baldwin, removing the plants and the growing equipment found there. No people had been encountered at the site and no arrests had been made as of noon today. An object observed during air surveillance, thought to have been a tent, turned out to be a 500-gallon water tank for irrigation, with a plastic water pipe running the length of the sloping plot. Hoses, post hole diggers, a shovel, a rake, plant food, a mower, and a gasoline can were also seized as evidence at the site.
  • Four Lawrence residents were among the 40 athletes from across Kansas scheduled to compete next week at the International Special Summer Olympic Games at South Bend, Indiana. Allen Ward, Todd Williams and Charles Atkins were on the Kansas softball team, while Barbara McEldowney was slated to compete in the tennis division. More than 4,700 athletes from 73 countries were to participate in the events, which were expected to draw from 150,000 to 200,000 spectators during the nine days of competition.


LeBo 5 years, 8 months ago

Sucks! My garden will not grow. But all natural weeds due! Thus the pun weed. Were any basketballs found during the bust?

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

My old Daddy-in-law keeps a concoction of bug and weed killer mixed up for his sprayer on the ATV. When he finds weed growing on his property he gives it a good spraying, especially when it is growing between crop rows. Sometimes it still gets harvested. Light 'em up boys! Enjoy!

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