Taskforce busts potted pot

Published 9:49 pm Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Seven potted marijuana plants were seized Tuesday afternoon by the 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.

They were discovered on a piece of property in Rangeline by a company doing landscaping work. The employees alerted their boss, who contacted the taskforce. The case remains under investigation.

Seven potted marijuana plants were seized Tuesday afternoon by members of the 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.

Task Force Commander Clint Sumlin said the drugs have an estimated street value of $14,000.

Sumlin said the pots were large enough that the plants could have grown in them indefinitely.

“They can reach maturity in those pots,” he said.

The plants were taken as evidence with help from the Demopolis Police Department and will be later destroyed, Sumlin said.