On Saturday night, September 18th, Deputy Phil Harper, of the Macon County Sheriffs Department, acted on a tip he had received from concerned citizens, that marijuana plants were growing in the north west end of the county, which led to the seizure of approximately sixty pot plants close to 16 feet tall each, with an estimated street value up to $75,000 at full maturity.

Deputy Harper, who was assisted by Sgt. Jeff Brewer, proceeded with the investigation in the Trammel Creek Community, and upon arriving at the designated area, near a cornfield at 6:00 p.m. they immediately began confiscating the plants, according to the deputy. The officers returned to the Sheriffs Department around 7:30 p.m. and as of press time the property owner’s name had not been released. Later that night the plants were destroyed in a field near the Justice Center.

“I would like to thank the concerned citizens of Macon County who led us to this area,” said Sgt. Brewer, “and I would also like to congratulate Deputy Harper for a job well done. This is an on-going investigation, and it is a substantial find in the war on drugs here in Macon County.”