JACKSON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - Authorities in Indiana make a major pot bust. An illegal marijuana growing operation was found in the Hoosier National Forest.
The largest grow discovered in the operation was located in Jackson County, in the Hoosier National Forrest on Tuesday August 31 where 7,513 plants were located.
Investigators said they used helicopters and ground teams to locate and eradicate the marijuana.
No arrests have been made from this grow operation but investigators are still following up on leads. An officer involved with the discovery and eradication of these plants said, "Eradicating the marijuana and stopping the destruction of our public lands is why we have joined forces."
Indiana State Police along with the Indiana National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, DEA, US Forest Service, Civil Air Patrol, Indiana DNR and local law enforcement agencies converged on Southern Indiana to concentrate efforts on illegal marijuana grow operations.
This operation was funded through the Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program (DCE/SP) Grant. This is a grant that comes from the U.S. Department of Justice and the DEA and is utilized to combat illegal marijuana grow operations.