Deputies seize, destroy marijuana plants

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Deputies eradicated more than 30 marijuana plants earlier this week.

On Tuesday, deputies with the Vance County Sheriff’s Office seized and destroyed 31 mature marijuana plants that have a street value of $77,500.

The plants were found in a wooded area in the 800 block of Kittrell College Road in Kittrell.

The eradication operation also included the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, the North Carolina National Guard Air Unit and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Additional plants were found in Franklin County as well, near the Tar River.