Police: Cannabis on busy Vienna thoroughfare

VIENNA (AP) - July 29, 2011

Alerted by a news article about the illegal crop, police officers on Friday plucked a 200-meter stretch of green space along the three-lane street clean of the offending plants.

They acted after a Viennese biology student walking along the Ringstrasse identified the green sprouts poking through bark mulch beneath the stately trees seaming the street and told the Heute about his discovery.

Police are investigating.

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