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SAGINAW, MI —  The Saginaw County Sheriff's Department seized approximately $23,000 worth of marijuana during an eradication operation in the southwest portion of the county.


 


The seizure of 47 plants occurred Wednesday, Sept. 25, predominately in Chapin Township, after an aviation team flew high above the county searching for marijuana.


 


"Our aviation division flew out, marked 'em and called people in from there," Lt. Kevin Stevens said. "My detectives went out along with my support units and assisted in recovering them."


 


The annual search for marijuana plants has taken place shortly before the upcoming harvest season for as long as Stevens remembers, he said. The plants are spotted because of their hue.


 


"They are a different color green," Stevens said. "That's how you can tell."


The Sheriff's Department has not arrested anyone in connection with the seizure.


 


"Normally people will go out and place it in other people's farm fields," he said. "You can see some corn stalks mixed in there."


There is no way for the department to prove who planted the marijuana, Stevens said. Usually, he said, those intending to grow the plants chop off corn stalks growing in the area, plant the marijuana and tend the plants until harvest time.


 


The 47 plants are all headed to an incinerator.


A mature marijuana plant holds a street value of about $1,000, and the value of marijuana seized amounts to $23,000, due to the combination of mature and non-mature plants, authorities estimated.


 


"There's always been a lot of growing in Saginaw County," Stevens said. "I can't say it's like it is in California, where they have large grows, but a lot of people have 10 or 15 plants out in farm fields near their homes."


The seizure was paid for by drug forfeiture funds, Stevens said.


 


 


 


 


http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2013/09/saginaw_county_marijuana_seizu.html

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"The Saginaw County Sheriff's Department seized approximately $23,000 worth of marijuana"...

 

And spent 5 million $$$ to find it... helicopters, planes, fuel, LEO paychecks...

 

Great way to throw money away that the government claims it doesn't have.

 

And the craziness continues.

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SAGINAW, MI —  The Saginaw County Sheriff's Department seized approximately $23,000 worth of marijuana during an eradication operation in the southwest portion of the county.

 

The seizure of 47 plants occurred Wednesday, Sept. 25, predominately in Chapin Township, after an aviation team flew high above the county searching for marijuana.

 

"Our aviation division flew out, marked 'em and called people in from there," Lt. Kevin Stevens said. "My detectives went out along with my support units and assisted in recovering them."

 

The annual search for marijuana plants has taken place shortly before the upcoming harvest season for as long as Stevens remembers, he said. The plants are spotted because of their hue.

 

"They are a different color green," Stevens said. "That's how you can tell."

The Sheriff's Department has not arrested anyone in connection with the seizure.

 

"Normally people will go out and place it in other people's farm fields," he said. "You can see some corn stalks mixed in there."

There is no way for the department to prove who planted the marijuana, Stevens said. Usually, he said, those intending to grow the plants chop off corn stalks growing in the area, plant the marijuana and tend the plants until harvest time.

 

The 47 plants are all headed to an incinerator.

A mature marijuana plant holds a street value of about $1,000, and the value of marijuana seized amounts to $23,000, due to the combination of mature and non-mature plants, authorities estimated.

 

"There's always been a lot of growing in Saginaw County," Stevens said. "I can't say it's like it is in California, where they have large grows, but a lot of people have 10 or 15 plants out in farm fields near their homes."

The seizure was paid for by drug forfeiture funds, Stevens said.

 

 

 

 

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2013/09/saginaw_county_marijuana_seizu.html

 

 

"The Saginaw County Sheriff's Department seized approximately $23,000 worth of marijuana"...

 

And spent 5 million $$$ to find it... helicopters, planes, fuel, LEO paychecks...

 

Great way to throw money away that the government claims it doesn't have.

 

And the craziness continues.

 

And we paid for it all.

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