MOUNT VERNON — A joint law enforcement effort Wednesday resulted in a seizure of over $100,000 worth of marijuana.
According to Knox County Sheriff David Barber, 121 marijuana plants were located and sized in the Bryant Road area outside of Fredericktown shortly before noon on Wednesday. The plants, some four to six feet tall, were spotted by an Ohio State Highway Patrol pilot who directed deputies on the ground to their location while also keeping a watchful eye on the officers from the sky.
Sheriff Barber said that although no arrests have been made in connection with the seizure, the team effort between KCSO and OSHP will keep over $100,000 worth of marijuana from the streets of Knox County.
Anyone with information about marijuana cultivation or other drug activity in the county is asked to call the KCSO’s detective division at 393-6800 or the toll-free tip line at 1-800 TIP US OFF (1-800-847-8763 ext. 333).
The KCSO and OSHP are active members of the METRICH Enforcement Unit.