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Christmas trees! That's what 700 marijuana plants look like when they were being hauled out by the DEA. WNBC has photographs and video of a pot bust in Washington Heights, and the plants just seem endless, like kudzu. It's the stuff Harold's dreams are made of. WNBC reported, "It took investigators several hours to remove all of the drug-related material from the location." Also, it was "unusual" for so many pot plants to be grown in one city location.

A tipster told the authorities about the pot farm in an apartment at Amsterdam and West 154th Tuesday night, and the electrical set-up was so complicated that experts from Con Ed had be to called to dismantle it. And the electricity was being stolen from nearby power lines - those electricity bills are just really pesky!

The DEA doesn't have any more details about the bust on its website, but they do have an electronic tip form.