Cartago pot farmer used science for crop, police report

Plants are lined up outside the daytime greenhouse. Photo: Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguirdad Pública

Anti-drug agents said Tuesday that an agricultural engineer in Barrio el Molino in Cartago applied science to raise marijuana.

The Policía de Control de Drogas and Fuerza Pública officers confiscated the crop of 24 plants Friday. They said the plants were raised in special conditions with the goal that all would be female and that they would grow rapidly.

Polcie said the man kept track of miniscule details, including hours of sunlight and the nutrients that were provided each plant.

The man had two greenhouses on the property with artificial illumination so that the plants would be exposed to light 24 hours a day. The daytime greenhouse was covered with transparent plastic but the night one was wrapped in black plastic, police said.

The 28-year-old man waas identified by the last names of Navarro Corrales.

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