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Another opium poppy field found on the Central Coast

Jun 15, 2018
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

Another illegal opium poppy field has been discovered on the Central Coast. This ninth field was found in Santa Cruz County. It’s located by a vacant house on Riverside Drive just outside Watsonville.

According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, the home has been vacant for about three months. A bank owns the house. Someone working for the bank noticed the illegal opium poppy plants and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.