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Big pot bust in Sumter

September 8, 2004

Americus-- More than $80,000 worth of marijuana plants are seized in Sumter County.

The plants are several feet high, with a value of about $2,500 per plant. The Governor's Task Force surveyed the area from the sky, helping Sumter Drug Agents in the bust.

Surprisingly, the homeowners had the marijuana plants in plain view.

Sgt. Joe Monts says, "Actually had one plant about two feet from the back door in a flower pot they were growing also and thirty plants were located about 80 feet in the backyard of the residence."

Theodore Rutherford and his wife Kimberly were in the house off Middle River Road during the seizure.

They were arrested a short time ago after a search warrant was issued. They are both charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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