Large marijuana growing operation found in Barry County

Posted at 12:25 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 12:25:03-04

BARRY COUNTY, Mich.– The Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET) conducted Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program (DCE/SP)  flights on Tuesday, and found a large growing operation in Barry County.

During the federally-funded flights used to locate and remove illegally grown marijuana, SWET detectives were able to find marijuana plants being grown at a Barry County home. A man was seen leaving the area where the marijuana was growing.

Detectives were able to find large amounts of money, processed marijuana and Butane Hash Oil (BHO) in the man’s trailer. Over 44 marijuana plants, 23 pounds of process marijuana and 5 ounces of BHO was seized from the property.

The suspect was arrested after being in violation of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act and is being held at Barry County Jail. His identity is not being released at this time.