15,000 Marijuana Plants Discovered in Cornfield
The plants were uncovered in the 4600 block of Orwood Road in rural, unincorporated land actually just outside the East Bay city of Brentwood -- which is just down Highyway 4 from Antioch and Pittsburg. Four "squatters" who may have been attending the plants fled when police and sheriff's deputies approached.
Authorities told the media that the marijuana plants -- most of which were at least six feet tall -- had been meticulously planted every 10 feet in place of uprooted corn plants, taking advantage of the field's irrigation system. The plants were spread across three different plots in Contra Costa County and bordering San Joaquin County. Names of the property owners have not yet been released.