If the police in the television show NCIS can use Twitter to catch the bad guy, why can't police in Oregon use Google Earth to do the same?

Legalizing the use of medical marijuana has been in the news lately. Upon receiving a tip that 50-year-old Curtis W. Croft was growing more pot than he had a legal right to, Oregon police department used Google Earth is verify the information according to Foxnews.

After it was established Croft was growing 94 plants instead of 30, he was arrested by police. He was arraigned and released last week.