Marijuana crop found on Bill Cline Road

by WES MAYER

alt

Some 220 marijuana plants valued at $2,000 each were found off Bill Cline road on Wednesday. 


A crop of marijuana plants was seized after being discovered in Coweta County by helicopter on Wednesday.

According to Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday it was Coweta’s turn to be visited by the Governor’s Task Force/ Drug Suppression unit. Using helicopters and operating in conjunction with the sheriff’s office, a field of 220 marijuana plants was sighted off of Bill Cline Road near the Heard County line.

The GTF is composed of six state and four federal agencies and seeks to locate and prosecute marijuana cultivation operations in Georgia. Since 2011, the GTF has seized more that 95,000 marijuana plants and more that 300 illegal weapons at a total value of $4,764,554.65.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the plants seized on Wednesday were valued at $2,000 each ($440,000 total). There were no suspects or arrests for growing the marijuana, and the plants will be destroyed, Yarbrough said.




More Local

Georgia gas prices up 30 cents in a month

Gas prices in Georgia have skyrocketed in the past month, with the state average price climbing 30 cents. But the national average is up on ... Read More


'Term Life' wraps up in Grantville

Film crews working on the movie “Term Life” wrapped up shooting in downtown Grantville on Thursday. “We’ve given the ... Read More


MADD honors Newnan officer

A Newnan Police Department officer was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving this week to recognize multiple drunk driving arrests he mad ... Read More


Public safety trailer ready for work

When the weather gets too hot or too cold, the Newnan Fire Department and Newnan Police Department have just what it takes to help firefight ... Read More


Newnan celebrates Georgia Cities Week

In celebration of Georgia Cities Week, the city of Newnan presented a 'People, Place, Purpose' open house at the Newnan Carnegie Library dow ... Read More

Ward seeks re-election to Coweta school board

Newnan attorney Graylin Ward is running for re-election to the post for District 4 of the Coweta County Board of Education. Ward grew up in ... Read More