Marijuana operation shut down

Posted at 3:49 PM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 08:05:17-04

On Saturday, October 8, The Forest County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on a large outdoor marijuana grow operation in the Town of Armstrong Creek. 

Investigators found marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and cocaine inside of the residence. 

Several plants were seized with a total weight of over 600 pounds. 

Three men were taken into custody while harvesting the plants and are now being held at the Forest County Jail.

The men are being charged with manufacturing THC, possession with intent to deliver, possession of paraphernalia, and possession of cocaine. 

Sheriff Dennee states that this investigation began when a concerned citizen reported finding marijuana in a nearby area. 

This investigation is just a small part of the Sheriff's Office's proactive approach to working for communities in Forest County.