DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - Working with state authorities, Coffee Co. Sheriff's deputies found and confiscated over 300 pot plants that were growing in rural parts of the county.
Last week, the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit and the Georgia State Patrol Aviation Division flew over the southernmost parts of the county in a helicopter.
Several marijuana grows were spotted from the air, and then ground units were directed to the grow locations, where they found 327 marijuana plants.
Agents pulled up the plants and are holding them as evidence in an ongoing investigation into the Manufacturing of Marijuana, which is a felony.
Drug Agents estimated that 75% of these plants were over six feet in height and very close to harvesting.
The investigation continues, and anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Douglas Coffee Drug Unit.
In June, officials discovered approximately 400 marijuana plants at a residence in Broxton, after a similar fly-over.
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.