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 23, 2014

Marijuana Plants Seized in Marengo County


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   CONTACT: Dean R. Argo

                                                                                               (334) 213-6330

 

Marijuana Plants Seized in Marengo County

 

              While exploring 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 further investigation.

              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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