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07/26/14 — Uprooted -- Lawmen cut down 100-plus pot plants

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Uprooted -- Lawmen cut down 100-plus pot plants

By Ethan Smith
Published in News on July 26, 2014 11:46 PM

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Doug Honeycutt takes a photo of the marijuana plants found in a \nwooded area off of U.S. 70 East just west of its intersection with \nN.C. 111 Friday morning. Officers with the Wayne County Sheriff’s \nDepartment have been monitoring the area for three months.

Behind a mass of cornfields tucked off Highway 70, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office made an unexpected find. Two plots of marijuana -- plants with a street value in the hundreds of thousands -- were growing tall. So they watched...

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