Raid uncovers pot-growing operation


Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 4:40 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 4:40 p.m.

Officers in Columbia and Union counties raided several homes and

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Photo is from one of the homes raided in Columbia County and is provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in marijuana plants Wednesday

night.

Searches at three Columbia County homes uncovered more than 500 marijuana

plants, valued at more than $500,000 by the Columbia County Sheriff's

Office. A home in western Union County yielded $250,000 worth of the

marijuana plants.

The Columbia County cases led to the Union County investigation.

Union County Sheriff's Major Garry Seay said the suspects are part of a

“high-level ring.”

Officers arrested four people in the raids.

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