One million thirty-six thousand. That is what law enforcement officers are estimating as the potential street value of more than 500 marijuana plants that were eradicated last Wednesday night. Police are basing the dollar amount on a statistic that one illegal plant has the earning potential of $2,000.
Sheriff Steve Coulter said the quantity was equally substantial for Spencer County.
“It’s been several years since we found a patch this big,” said Coulter, adding that typically local law enforcement work cases involving a dozen or so plants.