Police investigating crash find dozens of pot plants | Crime
Instead of finding a wrecked car, Jonesboro police investigating a Tuesday morning wreck reportedly discovered 56 pot plants growing in a backyard.
Just after 5 a.m. officers were called to a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Craighead Forest and Mt. Carmel Roads.
While responding to the scene, Officer Zach Walker reported seeing a black pickup truck leave the scene of the accident at a high rate of speed.
A short time later, another police officer located the vehicle at a home in the 1300-block of Hidden Valley Drive.
Inside the home officers found an older man and woman, along with two younger men and a young woman.
While searching the outside for other possible suspects, officers reported finding a “blazed” path through the bushes.
Upon closer inspection, officers said they found “multiple marijuana plants” growing inside a fenced in area near the property’s tree line.
According to the initial police report, “the plants had been taken care of and were tied up with string as to not bend the stalks.” The ground also reportedly appeared to have been “freshly tilled.” Some of the plants, according to the report, were approximately 1-foot to 5-feet tall.
Officers collected 40 plants from the area before entering a shed located behind the residence, according to the report.
Inside the shed, officers reported finding more marijuana plants cut up and drying. “Some were cut into small pieces while others were in larger chunks,” one officer reported.
After acquiring all of the plants the final count was 56, the report stated.
The plants were transported to the Jonesboro Police Department and handed over to the Drug Task Force.
There were no arrests made at the time.
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