The thousands of marijuana plants uprooted at a Polk County pot farm Thursday had an estimated street value of $9.2 million, according to law enforcement officials.
“I have been doing this for a number of years, and we’ve found more plants than this over the course of days and at multiple locations in Polk County — but this is the largest I’ve ever seen in one place,” said Cedartown Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome.
Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said the discovery came about through happenstance.
A U.S. Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agent was flying over the property, headed to another location, when the field was spotted. The agent called the sheriff’s office, which then called the county drug task force.