Wake drug sting yields 240 marijuana plants

DEA carry marijuana plants out of a Raleigh home. (Photo Phil Thalheimer/WTVD)

April 29, 2010 11:04:28 AM PDT
Wake County ABC Law Enforcement announced Thursday the confiscation of more than 200 marijuana plants from various Wake County residences following a 5-month investigation.

The investigation specifically targeted the manufacture and distribution of marijuana in Raleigh and the Wake County area.

Authorities executed eight search warrants at homes in Raleigh and one in Fuquay Varina Thursday. All of the homes are located within neighborhoods that are in the vicinity of schools, city parks and a daycare center.

Officers discovered indoor marijuana growing operations and seized about 240 plants. They also seized large amounts of processed, ready to sell marijuana.

Authorities have not released any suspect names. However, they say numerous arrests are expected and pending.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are involved in this investigation, including the Wake County Sheriff's Office, the Raleigh Police Department, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the City County Bureau of Identification, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Department of Treasury.

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