[02/08/13 - 11:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Kicks Off "Weed Wednesdays" with "Pot Cops"
The three-part series launches Wednesday, February 20 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[via press release from Discovery]


-- New Series POT COPS Premieres Wednesday, February 20th at 9PM ET/PT -

(LOS ANGELES, CA) - In the vast forests of Northern California, most would never imagine encountering gunfire, booby traps and cartel activity. But here in Humboldt County, an area with some of the most conducive growing conditions in the United States, the country side is overrun with armed Mexican drug cartels that are willing to use violence to protect their valuable marijuana crops. In order to avoid crossing the border with illegal substances, many cartels have set up marijuana grows where they can produce thousands of plants potentially worth thousands of dollars each - and it's not just cartels setting up shop. Many "average joe" growers operate from this area, and will be brought down alongside the cartels if their activities wind up on the Drug Enforcement Unit's radar.

Humboldt's POT COPS are fiercely attacking the problem by raiding the suspected locations and taking down those who cause harm to their community. This determined Drug Enforcement Unit works day and night to keep the upper hand in the drug war against the dangerous and unpredictable growers. This three-part series follow Humboldt's POT COPS as they locate, raid, arrest and cut down illegal crops.

· "Cartel Threat" airs Wednesday, February 20 at 9PM ET/PT

In Humboldt County, California, a strike team of Pot Cops risks all to take down Mexican Cartel growers who are running huge, clandestine weed farms in the Redwoods and shooting at local children on the Hoopa Indian Reservation. But before they do, the cops must first locate a grow that contains several hundred plants and deal with the suspected grower: an armed, 300-pound local who claims innocence.

· "Buried in Weed" airs Wednesday, February 27 at 9PM ET/PT

A strike team of Pot Cops enters what will be the busiest week of the harvest season. The week kicks off with a bizarre, slow-speed chase of a stoned grower and culminates in a strike against one of Humboldt's most notorious pot-growing families.

· "End of Harvest" airs Wednesday, March 6 at 9PM ET/PT

The Humboldt Drug Enforcement Unit enters crunch time of harvest season, where the team finds themselves on the trail of a bizarrely charismatic local grower, Meanwhile, the team investigates parents who may be putting their own children at risk while hiding a huge grow somewhere in the surrounding hills.

Discovery Channel's "Weed Wednesdays" begins on February 20th with POT COPS at 9PM ET/PT followed by WEED COUNTRY at 10PM ET/PT.

POT COPS is produced for Discovery Channel by Hoggard Films. For Hoggard, Executive Producers are Steven Hoggard and Daphna Rubin. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is John Moffet and Associate Producers are Zander Kanefield and Sydney Clover.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

  [february 2013]  


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