The Governor’s Task Force on Marijuana Eradication, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the National Guard Army, and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department all teamed together on Tuesday and Wednesday this week in search of individuals’ illegally growing marijuana.
The Highway Patrol helicopter was used for air searches looking for the illegal weed. This year the Eastern part of the county was the main focus for the searches and plants were seized off of Eagle Creek Road, Smith Road, and Johnson Chapel Road.
Sheriff Patrick Ray confirms there will be at least one individual prosecuted for the manufacture of marijuana and possible other charges. Officers recovered multiple marijuana plants and also an illegal firearm at a residence on Johnson Chapel Road Tuesday.
Sheriff Ray wants to thank everyone who was involved in this operation for their participation. Sheriff Ray also urges the public, if they have any information on any illegal drug manufacture or use, to contact him at 597-4935 or call the Sheriff’s Department Crime Tip Line at 464-6400. All calls are kept confidential.