Marijuana growing brought to abrupt halt during eradication effort, 2k plants seized

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Summer marks the beginning of growing season for marijuana, the only major drug grown domestically.

Last week special agents of the Narcotics Unit of ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) sized 2,034 marijuana plants during an eradication effort. Thanks to the success of this eradication effort, law enforcement agencies across the state will work together to locate and destroy marijuana plants drug dealers covertly cultivate.

“Within the first week, the SBI seized almost half of the total seized during the 2014 eradication operation, said SBI Director Gene Wiggins. “With the formation of the SBI and the streamlining of state law enforcement narcotics efforts, we were able to provide a more efficient, effective narcotics program.”

Funding for these efforts was provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program.

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