ORRVILLE, Ohio - Over 600 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $1,456,000 will now never hit the streets of northeast Ohio.
The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency, made up of over a dozen police agencies, found and cut down the pot plants on Aug. 14 in Wayne County after they were spotted from a helicopter.
According to David Smith, director of the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency, the plants were found in a field behind an abandoned property near South Crown Hill and Church Road in the Orrville area.
A person trained by Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigation or BCI, helped Wayne County Sheriff deputies and the Medway Drug Enforcement Team locate the marijuana plants while in the chopper.
Smith said marijuana has a distinct color from the air and the spotter even located plants that were as small as one foot tall.
The growers of the marijuana have not been found.
The Medway Drug Enforcement Agency is made up of the Apple Creek Police Department, BCI, Brunswick Police Department, Creston Police Department, Dalton Police Department, Doylestown Police Department, Marshallville Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio State University Police, Orrville Police Department, Rittman Police Department, Shreve Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Office, and the Wooster Police Department.