Police received a tip that 50-year-old Curtis W. Croft was bragging about the number of plants he was growing on his property outside Grants Pass, Ore. Investigators went to Google Earth to find out what they could see and found dozens of plants in neat rows. The Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team sent up an aircraft for a closer look and checked state medical marijuana records.
It seems that Google Earth is being used similarly to social media when it comes to busting pot cannaisseurs.
Croft was registered to grow for five people, which amounts to 30 mature plants. Authorities say a police raid in September seized 94 plants. Croft was arrested, arraigned and released.
Way to go, Google.