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Two pot farms found in Chatham

Posted June 8, 2011 5:42 a.m. EDT
Updated June 8, 2011 9:17 a.m. EDT


Authorities destroyed two plots of marijuana plants found growing in Chatham County last week, authorities announced Tuesday.

Authorities found 1,784 plants between 1 and 2 feet tall that would have had a street value of $3 million when fully grown, Maj. Gary Blakenship, with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, said. One plot was in southeast Chatham County, and the second in the southwestern part of the county.

Blakenship said that no arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing.

The sheriff's office, State Bureau of Investigation, Highway Patrol, National Guard and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency assisted in the operation.