Marijuana raid nets 100+ pot plants

Posted at 7:11 PM, Aug 28, 2013

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A tip to police three months ago resulted in a daylight drug raid that netted $350,000 worth of marijuana.

The Central Virginia Regional Narcotics Task Force used a helicopter in the air and a tactical team on the ground for protection when it raided the property in the Burrowsville community, off Route 10, in Prince George County.

Wednesday's raid resulted in the seizure of more than 100 marijuana plants, some more than 16-feet tall. Investigators estimated the street value of the seized plants at more than $350,000.

"This is absolutely a great bust" an undercover agent with the Virginia State Police told CBS 6 reporter Wayne Covil. "Through three months of surveillance and investigation we were able to establish that there was some marijuana plants being grown."

The plants were divided among three plots spread out on a single property. No arrests have been made in connection to the raid yet, however investigators said grand jury indictments are expected to be handed up soon.

The task force was made up of Virginia State Police, Prince George County Police, Hopewell Police, Colonial Heights Police, Chesterfield County Police and the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office. Wednesday's raid also included help from the ABC and the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries.