By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email SUMTER COUNTY, GA (WALB) – In Sumter County deputies worked with the Governor's Drug Task Force for the last two days looking for marijuana fields from the air.
They uncovered dozens of plants yesterday in a remote area of the county. Many were more than 12 feet tall.
Investigators say the plants could have produced $40,000 worth of pot.
No suspects have been arrested yet. Sumter County works with the state on the marijuana flyover once a year.
The Drug Enforcement Administration helps pay for it with seized drug assets.
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