Earlier this week, the Carter County Sheriff’s Office along with the Dickson Police Department, Chickasaw Lighthorse Police and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics seized and destroyed approximately 1,200 marijuana plants from a suspected illegal grow in Dickson.
Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said an investigation into the suspected illegal operation began two months ago — but ultimately could have been avoided had the operators obtained the proper licensing — and led to the arrest of four men and one woman.
“All they had to do is pay the license fee to the state,” Bryant said. “We wouldn’t have teamed up with the other agencies, came in and cut their plants down and incinerated them (marijuana plants).”
Bryant said the seized plants were moved off location and incinerated.