Geez. I know times are tough in the real estate market, but do you have to grow pot in the basement in order to survive?

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported today that a Fayetteville real estate agent and her husband masterminded a $12 million pot-growing ring. Apparently, they were growing pot in the basements of $300,000 vacant homes.

Blanca Botello, a RE/MAX agent helped close the sales of at least a dozen homes used in the scheme, the AJC reported.

Amazing. Read the whole story here: /

Feb. 15, 2007.