More than 50 marijuana plants seized in Jones County

More than 50 marijuana plants seized in Jones County

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff's Department along with assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Drug Enforcement Administration seized 53 marijuana plants Monday.

According to Sheriff Alex Hodge, the plants were found in the backyard of a home located on 25th Street. He said the plants are 3 to 6 feet tall. Based on the quality of the plants, Sheriff Hodge said he believes each ranges anywhere from $800 – $1,000.
With the use of helicopters, MBN and the DEA were able to spot the marijuana plants.

"They did have some barricade put up to try to limit the exposure of them being seen from the road, they had some corn planted on the outside," Hodge said.

Sheriff Hodge said no one was home when they made the seizure.

"We expect to make more than one arrest in this case," Hodge said. "We're having to track down some people that was at the 25th Street address.  We're trying to track them down now with some ties to New Orleans so that investigation is still ongoing now."