$1M worth of weed found by West Virginia State Troopers

WVSP Marijuana Bust

Troopers from the West Virginia State Police - Charles Town Detachment were alerted to 110 Alla Willa Drive under the suspicion that a wanted fugitive from Carroll County, Md. was residing there.  "I went there - nobody answered the door.  However, myself and two other troopers with me were able to detect a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the residence," said Trooper C.J. Hill.  "When we left the residence, I applied for a search warrant based on that strong odor."  Troopers then returned to the residence on Saturday around 4 p.m. with a search warrant, and that's when they discovered an indoor grow of marijuana, which consisted of 907 marijuana plants and 212 mason jars containing marijuana "buds."  "We were at the residence about three hours removing the plants, and then there was about 10 to 11 hours of processing at the detachment following that," Trooper Hill added.  "The plants were being grown in the basement of the house, and the packaging operation was taking place on the main floor."  The grand total value of items seized is approximately $1,039,190.

8/29/17

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