Sheriff and BCI conduct marijuana eradication


Staff report



DARKE COUNTY – On Tuesday, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), conducted its annual Marijuana Eradication.

Each year, BCI agents help local law enforcement officers spot marijuana grows with the help of a helicopter between April and October, when growers typically plant and later harvest the drugs.

Experts at BCI estimate that a fully mature marijuana plant can be worth between $1,000 and $1,500 once processed and sold on the streets. Higher quality plants can fetch up to $2,000.

More than 200 Marijuana plants were located, worth approximately $200,000 at street value. At this time no criminal charges are being pursued stemming from the recovered marijuana plants

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Staff report