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Police seize $738,500 in pot plants

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Area law enforcement seized $738,500 worth of marijuana plants along with other items in the Bassett area on Wednesday.

According to a news release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, that office and the Virginia State Police located 211 marijuana plants in a wooded area around the 1900 block of Original Henry Road, Bassett, on Wednesday.

A search warrant was executed at a residence, and located inside were quantities of dried and drying marijuana, a firearm and a lab previously used to manufacture marijuana, the release stated.

The potential monetary yield of the 211 marijuana plants seized is $738,500, the release added.

No charges had been filed, and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information on this or other alleged drug manufacturing operations is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 632-7463.

The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $1,000 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.


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