By: Andrew Carter (WRGA News)
The Polk County Drug Task Force is currently investigating an alleged marijuana growing operation which could be one of the largest in a number of years.
The large field of marijuana plants was discovered Thursday morning by a Georgia State Patrol helicopter that was en route to a different location. Upon notification of the drug task force, warrants were issued on the property off Sanders Cemetery Road in western Polk County.
“That’s the largest bust that we've seen here in quite some time,” said Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd. “It was a pretty sophisticated operation they had going on. We have a person of interest in the case and the investigation is still ongoing.”
That suspect, whose identity has not been released, has not yet been arrested as of yet. Task force officers located at least 4,600 marijuana plants with a street value estimated at about $9.2 million.
Dodd went on to say had it not been for the Georgia State Patrol flyover; the marijuana crop may have never been discovered.
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