9TH Opium Poppy Field 06/12/18B 17:49 S.S.
A 9th opium poppy field has been found on the central coast. Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the poppy field on a property on the 1000 block of Riverside Drive in Watsonville. The field included about 400 poppy plants, that had been planted between weeds and other plants as cover. The property has been vacant for over 90 days. Spokesmen for both the Santa Cruz and Monterey County Sheriff’s Offices say their Poppy Investigations are ongoing.