Mac Gipson
Administrator

William E. Thigpen
Assistant Administrator


Robert W. "Bubba" Lee
Board Chairman

Samuetta H. Drew
Board Member

Michael Ingram, MD
Board Member


July 21, 2014

ABC Agents Seize, Destroy Marijuana Plants in Bullock County


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         CONTACT: Dean R. Argo                                                                                        (334) 213-6330

 

 

 

ABC Agents Seize, Destroy Marijuana Plants in Bullock County

 

              Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board late last week discovered numerous marijuana plants growing in a rural portion of east Bullock County. The agents were checking an area where cannabis plants had been grown previously.

              The search took place last Thursday, July 17, in a wooded area along Bullock County Road 18. The rustic county road connects Bullock County Roads 61 and 35, and is located about 10 miles southeast of Union Springs. Agents found ten marijuana plants growing on the edge of the woods, next to a field that had been cleared recently. Agents had reason to believe that dope farmers would return to the area because the field had been used to grow marijuana in the past. The plants had an estimated street value of $2,000 each.

              The agents are part of the ABC Board’s Moonshine Task Force that investigates tips, develops leads, and are skilled in tracking and following trails that are often associated with this type of illegal operation.  Agents are responsible for enforcing laws dealing with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

              Anyone with any information about this case or any other illegal activity is encouraged to call the ABC Board Hotline at 1-800-327-7341. Cash awards are available for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

 

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