W.Va. police seize 1,700 marijuana plants

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia police have seized more than 1,700 marijuana plants in the northern part of Kanawha County.

State Police Sgt. Mike Smith told the Charleston Gazette that police found the marijuana during a helicopter search.

The plants were grown domestically and found in a remote area, but there are several homes within a quarter of a mile of the site. Smith says no arrests have been made and police don’t have a suspect. If the plants had reached maturity the total value of Friday’s find would have been about $4.5 million.

Police are trying to complete aerial searches for marijuana in all 55 counties.

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