Hunters lead deputies to a plot of marijuana plants in southern Muskingum County.
On October 13, the Muskingum County drug Unit along with agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation harvested a plot of 736 marijuana plants in the Avondale wildlife area in Newton Township. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says the September 20 marijuana bust in Adams Mills is believed to be connected to Wednesday’s discovery.
"The evidence that we’ve collected and looked at the scene indicates that this is another grow site that is believed to be related to the investigations in which the Mexicans were arrested from," says Sheriff Lutz.
Sheriff Lutz says that hunters in the area came across the plants and notified the Sheriff’s Office.
"Any help we get from the public when they see things that do not fit, that don’t belong will really be a big help to us."
Sheriff Lutz says that the plants were discovered in a wooded area, and would have a street value of $736,000.