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Law enforcement finds over 1700 marijuana plants Chatham County

Posted Thursday, June 9, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office conducted marijuana eradication on June 1st and the operation was conducted by members of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, and United States Drug Enforcement Association.

Officers located 1784 plants in 2 plots; one in southeast Chatham County and one in Southwest Chatham County. All plants were ranging in size from 12 to 24 inches and were later destroyed. If the plants had reached full maturity they would have a potential street value of more than $3,000,000.00.

No arrests have been made but investigations are still ongoing.

The Sheriff’s Office conducts eradication programs annually in efforts to locate illegal marijuana production, seize illegal contraband and attempt to locate criminal violators of the North Carolina Controlled Substance act.

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