Huge marijuana haul made after chopper fly-over

Huge marijuana haul made after chopper fly-over

BROXTON, GA (WALB) - Coffee County authorities got assistance by way of a fly-over from the Governor's Task Force Drug Suppression Team last week, and it paid off in a big way.

Last Thursday, officials discovered approximately 400 marijuana plants at a residence in Broxton.

The Coffee County Sheriff's Office and the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit requested assistance from The Georgia to conduct aerial surveillance over areas in Coffee County suspected to be involved in growing marijuana.

Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit Detectives and Task Force Agents with the GBI Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office got a search warrant for Jason Lott's house on Arlee Solomon Road.

They recovered hundreds of marijuana seeds, processed marijuana, ecstasy, and several firearms from the residence.

Lott, 37, was not home at the time, but turned himself in to Coffee County authorities the following Monday.

Jason Lott, was charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of Ecstasy (MDMA) a scheduled I controlled substance.

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