Sheriff’s SID teams with Highway Patrol, National Guard for first summer eradication effort

Last updated: June 05. 2014 11:25AM - 1944 Views
By - smatthews@civitasmedia.com



Over 200 marijuana plants were seized in a wooded area off Feed Mill Road during a joint summer eradication effort.
Over 200 marijuana plants were seized in a wooded area off Feed Mill Road during a joint summer eradication effort.
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A total 260 marijuana plants were seized in Sampson County Wednesday, the bounty uncovered during the first of what law enforcement officers have said will be many summer eradication efforts.


Contacted this morning, Sampson Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith confirmed that the agents with the Special Investigations Division teamed with members of the N.C. Highway Patrol and the National Guard to conduct the marijuana eradication, searching from the skies and on foot.


During the day-long operation, Smith said agents discovered 260 marijuana plants in a wooded area off of Feed Mill Road.


No arrests were made, but the sheriff’s lieutenant said an investigation was ongoing.


The pot was seized and, Smith said, appropriately disposed.


Smith urged anyone who might have noticed suspicious activity in or around the area where the marijuana was found to contact investigators at 910-592-8917.


“As always, we will remain vigilant and proactive against any and all drug activity,” the sheriff’s officer stressed.

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