POT BUST GONE BAD! Man killed, 2 flee During Police Bust of Marijuana Garden

Man killed, 2 flee in Saratoga pot farm raid

(07-10) 19:11 PDT Saratoga — One armed man was shot and killed and two others escaped on foot into the brush during a raid early Thursday on a marijuana patch in the hills south of Saratoga, a Santa Clara County sheriff’s lieutenant said.

The shooting happened when five deputies and 15 other officers confronted the men at the patch around 7:30 a.m., Lt. Ed Wise said.

It was not immediately known if the men fired at officers or how many shots were fired, or by whom, Wise said.

“The deputies started to enter a large marijuana garden and encountered three subjects armed with guns,” Wise said. “During the encounter, shots were fired. One subject was shot and fatally wounded, and two others fled on foot.”

Man killed, 2 flee in Saratoga pot farm raid

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~ by Ganja Farmer's Emerald Triangle News on July 13, 2008.

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