$100M worth of pot plants seized in Ga. bust

Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick poses in front of a few of the 23,000 marijuana plants seized last week. (Credit: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

While the estimated value of the crop may be exaggerated, this field of cannabis indicates the cartels are alive and well in the state of Georgia and continues to profit from prohibition. It is estimated that law enforcement can only eradicate less than 10% of domestically grow marijuana.

In spite of prohibition, marijuana is raked one the top 3 cash crops in Georgia.

Georgia C.A.R.E. Project supports repeal of marijuana prohibition and the establishment of a regulated, legal market.

From CBS News:

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — Investigators in Georgia seized 23,000 marijuana plants in a bust outside of Macon on June 23, reports CBS affiliate WMAZ.

The plants have an estimated street value of $100 million.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators and the Georgia Governors Task Force found the plants on a large plot of land near Culloden, Ga., using aerial surveillance as part of a special operation targeting grow operations, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Local, state and federal investigators were called in to help harvest the plot and seize the plants. No one has been arrested, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for those responsible.