Lexington County Looking For Owner of Seven Marijuana Plants
Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) are seeking help from citizens in identifying the persons or persons who grew seven marijuana plants, with a street value of about $7,000, in woods near an unoccupied home off Wessinger Road near Chapin.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said NET officers have no evidence that the homeowner knew that the seven marijuana plants were being grown in black planting containers in woods behind the unoccupied home. The seven marijuana plants, which NET officers seized, ranged in height from five feet to seven feet tall. The plants were just about ready to be harvested.
Sgt. David Amick, who supervises the Sheriff’s Department Chapin Patrol District, received information that marijuana plants were being grown in woods off Wessinger Road, Metts said. Amick investigated and found the marijuana plants on September 19. Amick requested assistance from NET in further investigating the case. Metts asked anyone with information about the seven marijuana plants or the identity of the person or persons who grew the marijuana plants to call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).