Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Friday, October 1, 2010

15,000 Marijuana Plants Discovered in Cornfield

Posted By on Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 8:05 AM

click to enlarge california_marijuana.jpg
A massive marijuana grow -- 15,000 plants worth an estimated $6 million -- was discovered in a Brentwood cornfield yesterday. This, once and for all, answers the questions "What's going on in Brentwood?" and "Do they grow corn there?" 

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.

Follow us on Twitter at @TheSnitchSF and @SFWeekly   

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"