Last Thursday, Aug. 17, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics found Last Thursday, Aug. 17, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics found over four acres worth of marijuana in Jefferson Davis County. It has been estimated that the plants are worth over $20 million with over 20,000 plants recovered, making it the largest drug bust the county has seen in over 35 years.
According to WDAM, along with the plants, an underground bunker with a generator, an irrigation system, processing and drying areas, cell phones and guns were found. It is believed that the operators fled the scene shortly before the arrival of officials due to helicopter observations.
Agents are at work to recover, count and dispose of the plants as they continue the investigation for those responsible.