Tall weed » Grand County raid yields 43 plants, some 11 feet high.

This particular growth consisted of marijuana plants, some 11 feet high

Moab police and Grand County sheriff’s deputies seized 43 marijuana plants worth an estimated $430,000 from the back yard of a Moab man. (Moab police photo)

No wonder this Moab resident didn’t mow the grass in his back yard. Police say it was potentially worth an illicit fortune.

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This particular growth consisted of marijuana plants, some 11 feet high, that the Moab Area Narcotics Enforcement Team estimates would have brought $430,000 on the streets, if it had been harvested — well, by someone other than the cops.

 During a search warrant raid early last Friday morning on the home, which is adjacent to the Scott L. Matheson Wetlands Preserve, Moab police and Grand County sheriff’s deputies seized 45 plants — and arrested a 51-year-old man in whose back yard the cannabis was found thriving.

The man was booked into Grand County Jail on suspicion of numerous charges of marijuana cultivation and possession, as well as possession of hashish and methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic narcotics. He posted $31,657 bail soon after being booked and was released pending court proceedings, jail records confirm.

Officers also seized water piping and fertilizer allegedly related to the growing operation.

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