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Chatham deputies find $3M worth of marijuana plants

Posted June 6, 2011 5:25 p.m. EDT
Updated June 6, 2011 5:40 p.m. EDT

— Chatham County sheriff's deputies found 1,784 marijuana plants with a potential street value of more than $3 million in a raid last week, a sheriff's office spokesman said Monday.

The sheriff's office worked with the State Bureau of Investigation, the North Carolina National Guard Counter Drug Task Force and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency to bust two plots of land used to grow marijuana. There was a plot in southeast Chatham County and another plot in the southwest part of the county.

The plants were ranging in size from 12 to 24 inches and were later destroyed. They had not fully matured.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.