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Offbeat Northern California deputies destroy opium poppy field

23:45  15 may  2018
23:45  15 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Undercover deputies in Catawba County, North Carolina stumbled on a field of opium poppy plants while conducting a separate investigation. The property owner, Cody Xiong was charged with manufacturing and trafficking opium , both felonies.

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In this photo released Monday, May 14, 2018, by the Monterey County Sheriff's Department is an eradication underway of a one acre field of Opium Poppies in Moss Landing, Calif. Authorities in Northern California say deputies destroyed a sprawling opium poppy field that could have produced at least four pounds of heroin per year. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office says deputies over the weekend destroyed 27,000 plants growing on private land and another 16,500 plants that had been harvested. Those plants could have produced a pound and a half of heroin. (Monterey County Sheriff's Office via AP) © The Associated Press In this photo released Monday, May 14, 2018, by the Monterey County Sheriff's Department is an eradication underway of a one acre field of Opium Poppies in Moss Landing, Calif. Authorities in Northern California say deputies destroyed a sprawling opium poppy field that could have produced at least four pounds of heroin per year. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office says deputies over the weekend destroyed 27,000 plants growing on private land and another 16,500 plants that had been harvested. Those plants could have produced a pound and a half of heroin. (Monterey County Sheriff's Office via AP)

MOSS LANDING, Calif. — Authorities in Northern California say deputies destroyed a sprawling opium poppy field that could have produced at least four pounds of heroin per year.

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Your California Privacy Rights. Terms of Use. An Accidental Confession Led Police to a 0 Million Opium Poppy Field in North Carolina. Catawba County deputies appeared at the door of Cody Xiong, 37, to follow up on an unrelated complaint, the Washington Post reports.

Worth the Trip: California Travel. A North Carolina sheriff's deputy recently discovered an opium poppy field outside of Charlotte worth an estimated 0 million, officials told NBC News.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office says deputies over the weekend destroyed 27,000 plants growing on a private plot next to a road and another 16,500 plants that had been harvested. Those plants could have produced a pound and a half of heroin.

The office says the same plot could have been harvested three times per year.

It says in a statement officials became aware of a possible opium poppy field in Moss Landing last week. They later confirmed the plants were Papaver Somniferum, commonly known as opium poppies.

Officials say no arrests have been made and they continue to investigate.

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