2015-06-18 / News

Green buds found on Red Bud

$5 million in marijuana plants seized near Brownsboro


These cows have nothing to do with the marijuana seizure but this is CR 3300 near Brownsboro. File photoThese cows have nothing to do with the marijuana seizure but this is CR 3300 near Brownsboro. File photoOver 5,000 marijuana plants were seized from CR 3300, also known as Red Bud Road, near Brownsboro Tuesday, June 23.

The plants are estimated to be worth over $5 million.

No suspects have been apprehended at this time.

From the Henderson County Sheriff's Office:

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office has been working an ongoing investigation in reference to a large marijuana grow on CR 3300 just outside Brownsboro.

The Sheriff's Office had received information of the possible grow and began gathering information to possibly obtain a search warrant for the property.

On June 23 HCSO Narcotics Investigators Jeromey Rose, Kay Langford and Kendall Wellman received enough information in reference to the grow to have probable cause for a search warrant.

Rose prepared an affidavit for a search warrant and presented the affidavit to Henderson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Randy Daniel.

Daniel reviewed the affidavit and issued a search warrant for the property.

Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, Chief Deputy Botie Hillhouse, Lt. Charles Severn, Rose, Langford, Wellman, Investigators Brad Gray, Cacye Hampton, Wick Gabbard and Deputy Kyle Pochobradsky went to the property to execute the issued search warrant.

A search of the property revealed a large amount of marijuana being grown on the propery.

Investigators collected over 5,000 marijuana plants.

The marijuana seizure has a street value of over $5 million.

It appeared the unknown suspects had been living in the wooded area cultivating the marijuana.

There were no suspects apprehended upon execution of the search warrant.

However investigators gathered evidence hopefully leading to the identity of the suspects.

If the suspects are positively identified, arrests will be made.

The Department of Public Safety also assisted HCSO with this investigation.

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