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More Than 500 Marijuana Plants Seized, Destroyed

Last updated on Thursday, September 17, 2009

(BROWNSTOWN, IN) - Brownstown Police Officials eradicated more than 500 marijuana plants late Tuesday night.

According to police officials, the discovery of the growing operation came as the result of an anonymous tip to police.

Jackson County Sheriff Marc Lahrman said Wednesday that police crews were at the scene from 10:00PM until midnight pulling the plants out of the soybean field in which they were planted and taken back to the Sheriff's Department to be destroyed.

The plants were burned by police crews Wednesday morning on county-owned property east of the county's jail.

According to Detectives Rick Blaker Jr., the bust is the largest in recent years.

Over 1,000 plants were seized by police in the mid 80's when police discovered a 20-acre field filled with the plant.

This latest discovery was found in a soybean field in the 1000 block of South County Road 100W in the Medora area.

The estimated street value of the plants was worth approximately $500,000.

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