Smokejumpers Drop in on Pot Garden
A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden. The six smokejumpers from a base in Redmond found the site Monday evening, when there was a rash of lightning strikes. The smokejumpers notified authorities, who hiked into the remote site. They seized two guns and more than 1,000 pot plants. The smokejumpers saw some people but weren’t sure whether they were pot growers, so no one was arrested. The smokejumpers extinguished the fire after it burned less than an acre.