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52 Marijuana Plants Found in Chatham County

Posted June 10, 2007

— The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication Team and an Army National Guard Air Unit conducted a marijuana eradication operation on June 5.

Officers located 52 plants in three plots just off Highway 64 near Bower’s Store Road. All plants were ranging in size from 6 to 12 inches.

Officers immediately took the drugs to the county landfill and burned them. There are no suspects at this time. Estimated value of 52 marijuana plants at maturity is $100,000.


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  • TarheelTurtle Jun 12, 2007

    before you respond, "regarding" msp.

  • TarheelTurtle Jun 12, 2007

    atozca: I know what the munchies are. My email was referring to the statements regarding the waste of time, money, chasing illegal immigrants...and most people's misconceptions reagarding police officers and their affinity for junk food while on duty. A pot plant that small isn't going to get anyone high, but apparently the rumors are true about making your mind mush..."affect" not "affet." 'nuff said.

  • atozca Jun 12, 2007

    tarheelturtle, those comments aren't about lardass deputies... they are refering to the "munchies" which are a side affet of smoking dope... i.e. they burned the weed at the county
    landfill. I imagine the surrounding neighborhood ate well that day!

  • tbajr Jun 11, 2007

    Another one who uses "kids" as an excuse to rob taxpayers,
    violate rights, destroy lives, and to make a living off other people.

  • ljcs357 Jun 11, 2007

    That's a whole lot of KEEF KATS!!!

  • emtp2k Jun 11, 2007

    yes the dealers got away years ago but now there is a different sherriff in office than was in office then and he has changed quite a few things about the department. While some of the comments about the munchies are funny, these men and women are very professional in their work ethics and attitude. These 52 plants will help keep some of the marijuana in the area out of high school and middle schoolers hands.

  • TarheelTurtle Jun 11, 2007

    I happen to know these deputies. I would love to see all these people who are having a field day with the donut and buffett comments go through half the workout's these guys(and women) do. Want to see a lardass deputy? try Durham County. I'm glad to have them around personally.

  • ez Jun 11, 2007

    What a waste of tax payers money. They need to be out searching for illegal immigrants.

  • Rabid Wolf Jun 11, 2007

    Hummmm I wonder what type of degree you need for that position???

    Any degree from App State . . . .

  • Gandalf Jun 11, 2007

    Guess it could be said - "It went up in smoke!"