By Don Wagner email@example.com
10:26 AM EST, November 14, 2012
VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – $1.7 million!
That was the value of a whole bunch of pot found in a field in Van Buren County’s Covert Township.
County narcotics detectives got a tip of a possible marijuana grow operation in a wooded area. Police followed the tip and were able to find the plants near what appeared to be camp sites.
In all, they eradicated 1,732 marijuana plants worth an estimated street value of $1.7 million.
Investigators believe this grow operation may be connected to one uncovered back on August 22, with the elimination of 1,781 plants from the 78000 block of 40th Avenue.
The operation had the same type of clearing of the land, planting, watering and materials found in the latest investigation.
Police found empty fertilizer bags, empty food wrappers and other items at the camp sites. Also found near the 3 marijuana grows was a large hole, which appeared to have been dug by hand with wall supports that contained water. The hole had buckets by it, which police say were used for watering the marijuana.
Van Buren County narcotics detectives are following up on the information to try to ID possible suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department at (269) 657-3101.
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