Ore. Smoke Jumpers Land in Pot Plant Garden
May 10--A team of smoke jumpers fighting fires in the Applegate unknowingly dropped into a 1,500-plant marijuana garden this week, sheriff's officials said.
The locally-based smoke jumpers parachuted into the garden as they were searching for lightning-sparked fires, Jackson County sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said.
The firefighters contacted law enforcement, who pulled the plants from the site on Tuesday, Carlson said.
"They had no idea they were dropping into a marijuana garden...
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