Major drug bust in Gladwin County
Wed, 17 Sep 2008 23:45:35 GMT —
Michigan State Police, the FBI, Bayanet, Arenac and Gladwin County Sheriffs Departments were on the scene on Thursdsay, and said they would work well into the night.
Michigan State Police Inspector C.R. Allen said all this was discovered when Michigan State Police conducted a general fly over the state owned land. Police are on the scene uprooting what's believed to be hundreds of marijuana plants, and said it was a major marijuana growth operation.
Inspector Allen did not confirm how many plants were on the scene, but did say it is a major drug bust. Our NBC 25 crew was on the scene for more than three hours.
Six males are in custody, three of the suspects were brought back onto the scene possibly to search for other evidence. The men in custody did appear to be Hispanic. Three of the six suspects were at large, but Michigan State Police used their K-9 Unit to locate the men in the woods.
Inspector Allen did say there are areas far back off of Franklin Road where marijuana is growing. A resident there said the road where the plants were found goes at least two miles back.
A school bus did try to take two kids home that live off of the road, but was not allowed through; students were eventually taken home by a school administrator.
A rather large trailer did come through to load the marijuana that was found off of Franklin Road. The suspects names and photos have not yet been released.