Authorities seize 5K marijuana plants in Nelson
Virginia State Police with the assistance of Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agents seized approximately 5,400 marijuana plants with a street value of $16 million in Nelson County today.
The day began with the discovery of a significant crop of marijuana in the Schuyler area of the county. Investigators confiscated 5,204 marijuana plants from an isolated, wooded location.
Later in the day, throughout the county, multiple smaller plots were located and a couple hundred more plants were removed by police.
Arrests are pending as the investigation into each plot continues at this time.
These operations are part of the Governor’s Initiative Against Narcotics Trafficking (G.I.A.N.T.), a collaborative effort among state agencies to eradicate marijuana production and distribution within the Commonwealth.