On September 29th, 2017, Nye County Sheriffs Office raided an illegal grow operation and confiscated approximately 2,385 marijuana plants.
The two suspects got away on foot, but according to the sheriff’s deputies, they recovered DNA evidence at the campsite. (shades of CSI).
Unlike TV, running that DNA shouldn’t take more than a few months.
Of course, according to TV, a crime lab only needs a handful of warm bodies, all of whom are experts in everything. –So when you’re staring at the boob-tube, remember to suspend disbelief.
Back to reality.
It turns out that the cops broke with tradition and didn’t burn all that weed. Instead they turned to their trusty backhoe and buried it in an undisclosed location, under several feet of sand and gravel.
Ah well, now it’s just another lost treasure buried somewhere in the desert.
This is a good picture of why they chose Railroad Valley. –See, Nowhere, middle of.
Image By Famartin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.