October 24, 2014

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Task force finds $1.2M in marijuana growing in southern Medina County

Medina County Drug Task Force agents seized 817 marijuana plants in the last week in southern Medina County. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina County Drug Task Force agents seized 817 marijuana plants in the last week in southern Medina County. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The Medina County Drug Task Force agents have seized more than $1.2 million worth of marijuana plants in the past week.

On July 29, an Ohio Highway Patrol pilot discovered 80 marijuana plants while on patrol in southwestern Medina County. On Aug. 1, acting on information provided by the same patrol pilot, agents found 737 marijuana plants, also is southern Medina County. Of the marijuana plants seized, the majority were less than 3 feet high.

A typical plant is estimated to yield approximately 1 pound of marijuana at full maturity. In Medina County, marijuana sells for $1,500 per pound, according to the drug task force, and it is common for marijuana to be planted on vacant or remote property by someone other than the property owner.

The case is under investigation.