Southwest Enforcement Team seizes more than 14,000 marijuana plants

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

The Southwest Enforcement Team seized over 14,000 marijuana plants in Van Buren County on Saturday.

They received a tip on a marijuana grow in Covert Township.

Officers arrived in the area and saw two males that were armed, who were tending to a very large marijuana grow on public lands.

The males ran into the heavy underbrush after police tried to talk to them.
Police K-9 units tracked the males several miles away in the woods, off of CR 376, but were not able to find them.

The officers found 14,860 well-tended marijuana plants, guns, and an encampment in the area.

Authorities ask that if you saw someone being picked up on CR 376 at 196 area of Van Buren County on Aug. 2, that you call SWET at 269-982-8664 and leave a message.

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