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$11 Million Of Marijuana Discovered, Burned In Chester County

May 27, 2008
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A land surveyor tips off the police to a hidden cash crop in South Carolina.


CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. -- A raid in Chester County, S.C. brought new meaning to the term "cash crop." Investigators burned $11 million worth of pot Wednesday evening.
 
They found thousands of young, small plants on a plot of land southwest of Chester. The small plants were difficult to see from surveillance helicopters. Investigators said they only found the plants because of a tip from a land surveyor.
 
By the time deputies got there, the plants' caretakers were gone.
 
"We searched the area pretty good, had the bloodhounds go around, so we could pick up a track, but they never could," said Chester County Sheriff Robby Benson.
 
Detectives took fingerprints and DNA samples in hopes of pinning down suspects in the future.
 
[This story, which is posted here in its entirety, can be found at www.wsoctv.com/news/16268515/detail.html 

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