According to Joey Jacobs, the commander of the task force, law enforcement received information about a marijuana grow near an industrial park off U.S. 27 south.
“We went out and investigated and found approximately 71 marijuana plants,” Jacobs said. “The value was around $142,000 if they were able to convert them for sale.”
He said the plants were found on an undeveloped piece of land, and that the plants would be destroyed.
Jacobs said no arrests had been made by late Tuesday, but officials are continuing to investigate.
He encouraged any citizens who may have seen anyone acting suspicious in the area, or anyone who knows of other drug activity in the community, to call the task force at 706-238-5160.