Officials destroy more than 100 marijuana plants in Clay County

Officials destroy more than 100 marijuana plants in Clay County
(Source: Alabama ABC Board)
(Source: Alabama ABC Board)
(Source: Alabama ABC Board)
(Source: Alabama ABC Board)

CLAY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Officials in  Clay County destroyed 113 marijuana plants on Tuesday.

A pilot with the Alabama Department of Public Safety's Aviation Unit spotted marijuana growing in a Clay County field just north of Lineville.

According to the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board, the plants ranged in size from three feet to more than 13 feet in height. There are no suspects at this time, ABC Board spokesman Dean Argo said.

The ABC Board claims that depending on where the marijuana is spotted and the size of the field, members of the ERAD team often locate and cut the plants immediately.

The ABC Board says agents assigned to the Moonshine Task Force are responsible for investigating tips and developing leads.

Anyone with any information about or any illegal activity is encouraged to call the ABC Board Hotline at 1-800-327-7341. Cash awards are available for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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