Environmental charges filed in Sequoia National Forest pot grow
FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned superseding indictments in two drug cases today charging alleged marijuana cultivators with bringing illegal insecticides and rat poisons to marijuana cultivation operations in Sequoia National Forest, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Fosfuro de Zinc and Ratone are common rat poisons found in marijuana grow sites. The active ingredient, zinc phosphide, is highly toxic to humans. QúFuran is also a highly toxic insecticide. Its active ingredient is carbofuran; a quarter teaspoon of it can be fatal to humans. Fosfuro de Zinc and Ratone are manufactured in India and China and distributed by a Mexican company, and QúFuran is manufactured and distributed by a Mexican company. All are illegal for use, sale, and distribution in the United States.