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UCSD locates almost 300 marijuana plants

From Staff Reports

Sheriff Mike Hensley, right, and Chief Deputy Frank Rogers stand with the marijuana plants discovered in Unicoi County on Thursday, Aug. 25. (Erwin Record Staff Photo by Keeli Parkey)
Sheriff Mike Hensley, right, and Chief Deputy Frank Rogers stand with the marijuana plants discovered in Unicoi County on Thursday, Aug. 25. (Erwin Record Staff Photo by Keeli Parkey)

Using a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter, the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department located two patches of marijuana growing in the southern end of Unicoi County on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Sheriff Mike Hensley said 283 marijuana plants, some standing as high as eight feet, were found and removed from one patch. Eight other plants, ranging from 7-9 feet, were found in another patch and removed.

No arrests have been made at this time.