42k worth of marijuana plants found in Wyoming County

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WYOMING COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) — Wyoming County Sheriff Deputies cut down more than $42,000 worth of marijuana plants Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies said they received a tip about several marijuana plants growing in an open field on Bear Hole Road between Saulsville and Pineville.

When deputies arrived they found 14 marijuana plants worth more than $42,000 on the public property. Chief Deputy James White said if you come across a marijuana plant to call police immediately. 

“If anybody comes across it, come straight and tell us. Don’t approach it; a lot of people will set traps, so we don’t want anybody getting hurt,” White said. 

All of the plants were cut down and will be destroyed.

Deputies said they have a suspect and the growing operation is still under investigation.

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