The Governor's Task Force on Marijuana Eradication and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department found and destroyed 453 marijuana plants Monday during a helicopter fly over in portions of DeKalb County.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says some of the marijuana was found off of Short Mountain Highway and in one area off Indian Creek that could only be reached by boat. Officers of the TWRA assisted at that location.
Sheriff Ray says some of the marijuana was found growing in patches and some was scattered.
If you have any information that could help authorities find more marijuana or solve other crimes, contact the Sheriff's Department at 597-4935.
Meanwhile, another person has been picked up on sealed indictments returned by the Grand Jury last week.
Sheriff Ray says 29 year old David Allen Neisz, Jr. of Green Pasture Road, Alexandria is charged in sealed indictments with four counts of aggravated statutory rape and three counts of theft of property over $1,000 and two counts of burglary.
Bond for Neisz is set at $75,000 and he will be arraigned in Criminal Court on Monday, August 20th.