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While you might normally spot D.C. area residents running, biking, or hiking through Rock Creek Park, it’s rare to find someone using the park to grow marijuana.

U.S. Park Police say thanks to a box turtle, that’s exactly what they discovered earlier this month. Authorities say a Maryland teenager is facing charges after allegedly turning a Rock Creek Park field into a marijuana farm, which was discovered by a National Park Services employee who was conducting research.

On July 14, authorities say the employee was tracking a box turtle that was outfitted with a GPS device for research purposes when the discovery was made.

The turtle was found in a remote area of the park south of the Maryland line, where they found approximately 10 marijuana plants growing.


Park police staked out the area, saw the suspect tending the plants, got a warrant and nabbed him.

August 1, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | 2 Comments