Upshur County deputies seize 30 marijuana plants

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Upshur County officials seized 30 marijuana plants in the southwest part of the county earlier in August.

On August 6, deputies were notified of marijuana plants off Saunders Road by a right-of way maintenance crew.

After locating the 30 plants, averaging two to three feet high growing in plain view, deputies confiscated the plants and took them to the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office evidence room.

Investigators have followed up with the property owner of this large tract of land.

Officials say there is no evidence that the owner was aware of the plants and the location is readily accessible through the right-of-way by vehicle.

They say the owner has been fully cooperative and charges are not anticipated in this case.

Upshur County officials say rural land owners, especially absentee land owners, are susceptible to having their land used for clandestine purposes.

They urge land owners to have their land checked routinely and contact the Sheriff’s Office if suspicious circumstances are discovered.

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