Nearly 7,000 marijuana plants found growing in Vernon field - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

$10M worth marijuana plants found growing in Vernon field

(Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office) (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office) (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)
LEESVILLE, LA (KPLC) -

Nearly 7,000 marijuana plants -- worth $10 million, according to authorities -- were discovered growing in a field in western Vernon Parish.

According to a news release from Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft, authorities located the plants on Friday, June 14 and later destroyed them. He said the 6,815 plants were growing on nearly three acres.

Craft said the plants ranged from seedlings to plants over three-feet high.

Craft is not reporting any arrests in the case. He said the investigation continues.

The Vernon Parish Narcotics Task Force, the Vernon Parish Special Response Team, Sheriff's Office deputies, the Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Louisiana National Guard combined efforts in the case.

A tip reportedly led to the field's discovery.

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