Saturday, May 13, 2006


High-tech pot palace is mind-blowing in scale

`The cave had it all, everything Fred Strunk and his work crews needed to grow 100 pounds of marijuana every two months.

Row after row of white-bright grow lights were powered by “free” electricity via an illegal splice into utility lines. An indoor irrigation system was nearly an engineering marvel. A ventilation system controlled humidity, while a security system featured a bank-vault-like entrance, with security cameras placed everywhere.

And there was the cave itself, a rock fortress shielding the illegal activity.

Strunk’s pot harvests, without a doubt, replaced tobacco and vegetables as Trousdale County’s biggest cash crop, investigators said.’

follow up to Men Grew Pot Inside Cave.

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