By Derrick Stanley
Law enforcement agents in Colbert County, Alabama recently made a significant bust, finding what they say is some of the highest grade marijuana they have seen.
“We’ve been getting information over the years, and we just got enough information to obtain a search warrant,” stated Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson.
Sheriff Williamson said his department and the Colbert County Drug Task Force have worked this case a long time.
The agents found 161 medical grade marijuana plants inside an old mobile home on LaGrange Mountain. Williamson said they are finding more and more grow operations moving indoors.
“It makes it more of a challenge for us because you can’t see what they’ve got inside,” Williamson explained. “And that’s what a lot of people are doing, moving them inside.”
Williamson said the suspected grower fully cooperated with agents, even helping them disassemble the grow house.
With more operations expected, Williamson said they will continue the fight. “Something you will probably never completely do away with,” said Williamson. “But we can do our best to try and slow it down.”
Sheriff Williamson said a single seed for the type of marijuana which was found runs about $70.
Drug agents also found various illegal prescription pills and guns on the property.