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52 Marijuana Plants Found in Chatham County

Posted June 10, 2007 4:59 p.m. EDT

— 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.