'Super pot' seized in Wilcox Co.

Published: May. 18, 2012 at 9:17 PM EDT|Updated: May. 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM EDT
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WILCOX CO., GA (WALB) - Wilcox County deputies are looking for the owner of property where they seized more than 150 marijuana plants with a street value of $750,000.

The plants are a special type of marijuana and were seized Thursday at a house on May road in Rochelle.

More than 150 marijuana plants were confiscated and the street value of the plants is astonishing.

"The DA agent estimated the street value around approximately three quarters of a million dollars, which to me is mind boggling," Said Sheriff Corey Ramirez.

The plants were spotted after a flyover with the Governor's Drug Task force. They were in plain sight, just hundreds of feet from the home

"90 percent of it was found in the backyard planted in either the ground or pots and the rest was being grown inside the residence. Some being dried out," said Sheriff Ramirez.

Officials say the plants are a hybrid, bred from a plant from California. These are rarely seen here in Georgia and are worth almost double a regular plant.

"That plant is so rare here that's it's about $5,000 per plant. Once he planted them, he took the male plants out and put only the female plants in and that creates a higher bud content, higher THC content and a much prettier plant," said Wilcox County Drug Agent Justin Rutherford.

The potency of these plants are extremely higher than that of normal plants here in Georgia, another reason why deputies and agents are happy to get these off the streets.

"They have an almost 30% THC level according to the DA which is exceedingly high compared to normal plants we get around here," said Rutherford.

The owner of the home, Dan Raber, is on the run tonight. Agents hope they can track him down before he gets too far.

If you have any idea on the whereabouts on Dan Raber, please call the Wilcox County Sheriff's Office at 467-2322.

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