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Published: December 19, 2019


A LARGE DRUG GROW HOUSE OPERATION IN SOUTHERN WAYNE COUNTY IS NO MORE FOLLOWING RAID BY AUTHORITIES WEDNESDAY.  REPORTS INDICATE AGENTS WITH THE WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, THE TBI, AND 22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT DRUG TASK FORCE EXECUTED A SEARCH WARRANT AT A PROPERTY ON HIGHWAY 13 SOUTH NEAR THE ALABAMA STATE LINE WEDNESDAY MORNING. OFFICERS FOUND AN ESTIMATED 350 MARIJUANA PLANTS, SOME OF WHICH WERE SIX FEET TALL, A THC EXTRACTION LAB, A PORTION OF THE FACILITY DEDICATION TO SELLING THE DRUG, AND AN AREA SET UP TO MAKE VAPING STICKS.  AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THE VALUE OF THE ITEMS IN THE 7,500 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING TO BE WORTH SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.  NO ARRESTS WERE MADE HOWEVER OFFICERS INDICATED THAT THREE PEOPLE ARE BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPERTY.  THE BUILDING WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN A STORAGE FACILITY FOR MEDICAL RECORDS AND WAS SURROUNDED BY A TEN FOOT PRIVACY FENCE.