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Plants Seized in Marengo County
a wooded area in the southeastern corner of Marengo County this morning, Agents
of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board found and destroyed several
marijuana plants. A subsequent search of a nearby residence turned up
additional cannabis. That too was confiscated.
ABC Agents were
conducting a rural woodland operation near the Vineland Community when they
encountered a suspect. Seven marijuana plants were growing nearby. After
initial questioning, the suspect agreed to allow the Agents to search his home.
An additional 142 grams of marijuana, already packaged for sale, was found and
seized. The plants are valued at $2,000 each. The packaged cannabis is
estimated to be worth about $1,500. An arrest and formal charges are pending
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.