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Southern Indiana pot bust nets $100K find

By Maira Ansari - bio | email
Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

SCOTT COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - A huge pot growing operation busted by Indiana State Police Wednesday morning uncovered marijuana worth more than $100,000 found hidden in the back of some woods. 

According to ISP, it was an elaborate outdoor marijuana farm on Hardy Mill Road in Lexington, Indiana. State police found over 100 marijuana plants, most of which were over four feet tall, in a field. Ten pounds of processed marijuana was also found by police.

"Many of the plants had metal screens around them. We also found two watering systems that were grown out in this area. This has been a full time job for this grower," said Sgt. Jerry Goodin of the Indiana State Police Sellersburg post.

Troopers used a helicopter, ATV's, and four-wheel drive vehicles with trailers to remove the crop. They were tipped off to the growing operation by a mushroom hunter.

Jonathan Amburgey was charged with cultivating marijuana over ten pounds, possession of marijuana over ten pounds and dealing in marijuana over ten pounds. All there charges are class C felonies. Amburgey is being held in the Scott County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.

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