Alabama authorities find more than 1,500 pot plants, stolen truck Wednesday

Alabama authorities find more than 1,500 pot plants, stolen truck Wednesday

September 28th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Marijuana plants found in DeKalb County, Ala.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Marijuana plants destroyed in DeKalb County, Ala.

Marijuana plants destroyed in DeKalb County, Ala.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

State and local authorities in Alabama on Wednesday found and destroyed more than 1,500 marijuana plants and recovered a stolen vehicle.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement on the operation that deputies, Drug and Major Crimes Unit members, and Fort Payne and Geraldine police joined forces with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and Alabama National Guard Counter Drug Unit's helicopter teams in an eradication operation on Wednesday.

The officers located the marijuana plants in "various locations in the county," and found a truck that had been reported stolen three days ago, Harris said.

The truck was found in a field covered with tree branches, he said.

Federal government estimates the value on each plant seized at $2,000, Harris said.

"All of these agencies have worked long hours and have done an outstanding job of ridding our county of these drugs," Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson said in the statement.


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