Sheriff: 'One of the largest marijuana busts of all time' will likely net more than 5,000 pot plants

There are 20 comments on the Sep 13, 2013, Cedartown Standard Plus story titled Sheriff: 'One of the largest marijuana busts of all time' will likely net more than 5,000 pot plants. In it, Cedartown Standard Plus reports that:

Updated at 5:30 p.m. The thousands of marijuana plants uprooted at a Polk County pot farm has an estimated street value of $9.2 million, according to law enforcement officials.

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Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Pennington, NJ

#1 Sep 13, 2013
What a waste of time and taxpayer resources.
GossipGirl

Cedartown, GA

#2 Sep 13, 2013
When and where did this happen? Helicopter was out west of Cedartown yesterday.
SewTheySay

United States

#3 Sep 13, 2013
GossipGirl wrote:
When and where did this happen? Helicopter was out west of Cedartown yesterday.
Ain't anything "west of Cedartown" normally considered Metro Esom Hill, according to Ctown dwellers?
"West of Cedartown" is probably over a third of Poke Kounty. Can you narrow it just a bit?
GossipGirl

United States

#4 Sep 13, 2013
SewTheySay wrote:
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Ain't anything "west of Cedartown" normally considered Metro Esom Hill, according to Ctown dwellers?
"West of Cedartown" is probably over a third of Poke Kounty. Can you narrow it just a bit?
Sure...@
Out Prior Station Rd turn right on hwy 100. Sound like it was near or on Dry Creek Rd. I'm not saying this is where the drug bust was all Im saying is the helicopter was swarming like bees in that area yesterday morning around 10am
resident

Cedartown, GA

#5 Sep 13, 2013
I read somewhere last night but can't find it now that it was near Sanders Cemetary Rd. that would be in the area just mentioned. Prior station and dry creek area.
GossipGirl

United States

#6 Sep 13, 2013
resident wrote:
I read somewhere last night but can't find it now that it was near Sanders Cemetary Rd. that would be in the area just mentioned. Prior station and dry creek area.
Thanks. Never knew I lived so close to that much pot. LOL. I will say this...where I live not much traffic but lately Whew!!
RoscoePcoaltrain

Conyers, GA

#7 Sep 13, 2013
Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
What a waste of time and taxpayer resources.
Your comments and opinions are a waste of time!
DisAintDat

United States

#8 Sep 13, 2013
GossipGirl wrote:
<quoted text> Sure...@
Out Prior Station Rd turn right on hwy 100. Sound like it was near or on Dry Creek Rd. I'm not saying this is where the drug bust was all Im saying is the helicopter was swarming like bees in that area yesterday morning around 10am
Probably on land that is or was paper company or pine tree land. Dry Creek runs through there and has water in some locations. I bet it was close to the creek.

The article says "4,600 mature plants" which is relative. Plants that were only 1 foot tall but had mature buds have been found. Then about 10 years ago they found some near the Alabama line in Floyd or Polk that were 20 foot tall. Those were found in November and I think Alabama found them but in Georgia. So relative speaking, mature is relative and so is "estimated street value". I can see the growers talking, "Bubba we were almost $9 million rich".
Bubba: "Yeah right. Why is it what the law gets is always worth 1000 times more than what we sell it for?"

I suppose it depends on who does the counting.
GossipGirl

Cedartown, GA

#9 Sep 13, 2013
DisAintDat wrote:
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Probably on land that is or was paper company or pine tree land. Dry Creek runs through there and has water in some locations. I bet it was close to the creek.
The article says "4,600 mature plants" which is relative. Plants that were only 1 foot tall but had mature buds have been found. Then about 10 years ago they found some near the Alabama line in Floyd or Polk that were 20 foot tall. Those were found in November and I think Alabama found them but in Georgia. So relative speaking, mature is relative and so is "estimated street value". I can see the growers talking, "Bubba we were almost $9 million rich".
Bubba: "Yeah right. Why is it what the law gets is always worth 1000 times more than what we sell it for?"
I suppose it depends on who does the counting.
I was told it was on Sanders Cemetary Rd. the house with the chicken houses and there is a pond there. I don't know who lives there now..but, I know who use to live there.
SewTheySay

United States

#10 Sep 14, 2013
GossipGirl wrote:
<quoted text>I was told it was on Sanders Cemetary Rd. the house with the chicken houses and there is a pond there. I don't know who lives there now..but, I know who use to live there.
Most everybody knows who owns the chicken houses which I think are up for sale. That's a million dollar property and I cannot imagine risking losing it by growing stuff on it. But there are other land owners in that area. Many years ago someone planted some on my property and we caught it when it was just starting. Looks like we will just have to wait and see if the po-po bothers to lift some prints off of the tools and at the camp. Unless of course they otherwise catch someone.
GossipGirl

Duluth, GA

#11 Sep 14, 2013
SewTheySay wrote:
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Most everybody knows who owns the chicken houses which I think are up for sale. That's a million dollar property and I cannot imagine risking losing it by growing stuff on it. But there are other land owners in that area. Many years ago someone planted some on my property and we caught it when it was just starting. Looks like we will just have to wait and see if the po-po bothers to lift some prints off of the tools and at the camp. Unless of course they otherwise catch someone.
I dont see a "for sale" sign...but, that don't mean anything. If PCSO was smart they would have staked the place out. Someone would have to be an idiot to pay a million for that property. I doubt the previous owner got that.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Furlong, PA

#12 Sep 14, 2013
RoscoePcoaltrain wrote:
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Your comments and opinions are a waste of time!
Kind of like your pathetic life slimeball!
Cheerios

Rockmart, GA

#13 Sep 14, 2013
The police always weigh the entire plant including the roots with dirt. Just a small percentage of the plant would have been sold and it would have been dried out. In reality we're probably talking around $50,000 dollars street value at most.

Noticed that the police only showed a small percentage of the plants, very small. Why wouldn't the sheriff be standing in front of a mountain of pot plants? They always exaggerate.
Cheerios

Rockmart, GA

#14 Sep 14, 2013
The location of this place has been online since Thursday evening. Channel 2 reported it as Sanders Cemetery close to Prior Station and Dry Creek Rd.. Don't think anyone here had insider info.
SewTheySay

United States

#15 Sep 14, 2013
GossipGirl wrote:
<quoted text> I dont see a "for sale" sign...but, that don't mean anything. If PCSO was smart they would have staked the place out. Someone would have to be an idiot to pay a million for that property. I doubt the previous owner got that.
Correct, there was no "For Sale" sign. I am sure that I found it on the internet listed for sale but did not bookmark it and now don't see it. It is taxed at $620k value with about half of that as buildings. So $1 million ain't too much to ask of on the first round.
haha

Cedartown, GA

#16 Sep 14, 2013
Cheerios wrote:
The police always weigh the entire plant including the roots with dirt. Just a small percentage of the plant would have been sold and it would have been dried out. In reality we're probably talking around $50,000 dollars street value at most.
Noticed that the police only showed a small percentage of the plants, very small. Why wouldn't the sheriff be standing in front of a mountain of pot plants? They always exaggerate.
This is bad information. If you really want to know how many plants and the size of the plants that the sheriff Dept and the DEA took, why don"t you give the a call and ask them. I believe that they would talk with you about this issue.I am not saying that the price was 9.2 million dollars but I believe if you saw the haul that you would agree that it was in the millions of dollars.
bluerain

Cedartown, GA

#19 Sep 14, 2013
It was killing so many people's brain cells too, you see these people that have been using it for years and they can't put one sentence together because it's fried their brain. I'm thankful they found and got rid of it! Just because it's "natural" doesn't mean you were suppose to sit around all day smoking it.
Cheerios

Rockmart, GA

#20 Sep 15, 2013
haha Sure, I can trust the sheriff' dept. and the DEA to be truthful with me. Why didn't they just go ahead and show a photo of 5,000 pot plants instead of that puny amount? Did you see the haul?
haha

Cedartown, GA

#21 Sep 15, 2013
Cheerios wrote:
haha Sure, I can trust the sheriff' dept. and the DEA to be truthful with me. Why didn't they just go ahead and show a photo of 5,000 pot plants instead of that puny amount? Did you see the haul?
YES.The total was 4,983 plant.Now, did I count every one of them? NO. Does it really matter if there were 2500 or 5000 plants they took. It got them off of the street.
haha

Cedartown, GA

#22 Sep 15, 2013
If an adult want to smoke this junk, I really don't care as long as he doesn't drive a car on the street. However, to get a child hook on this weed by giving them free samples and then making them pay way too much for it, I do care. The people that sell this junk to a child should be put in jail for a long time.

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