Sheriff, state seize 306 marijuana plants in county
CRAIG COUNTY – More than 300 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $306,000 were seized in Craig County, Sheriff Clifford Davidson confirmed today.
The sheriff said on Aug. 25 the plants were located and seized after an aerial search by a Virginia National Guard helicopter Aug. 16-17.
The fly over was conducted in cooperation with the Craig County Sheriff’s Office, the New River Regional Drug Task Force, Virginia State Police and Virginia Conservation Police.
Davidson said the investigation is continuing and arrests are anticipated. Neighbors reported late last week the plants were confiscated in the Sinking Creek area, but at the time, Sheriff Davidson declined to release information because the annual fly overs were still underway.