BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office confiscated hundreds marijuana plants, on May 24, 2016, following a lead from a confidential informant. After being given a general location of the plants, law enforcement performed a short search before finding the patch of 730 marijuana plants, east of Vandervoort on Weyerhaeuser property. The plants were pulled and turned over to the 18th West Judicial Drug Task Force for destruction.
The plants ranged in height from 1 – 3 feet tall. If the plants had been allowed to mature and then harvested, the Drug Enforcement Agency would have valued the plants at $1,000.00 each.