Marijuana plants growing near New Madrid city limits seized

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Sheriff's deputies seized 15 marijuana plants that were near the Mississippi River just outside New Madrid city limits during a narcotic investigation, according to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens. About 2:30 p.m. Saturday, following a tip from a confidential informant, officers discovered the plants, which authorities estimated had a street value of $15,000. The marijuana was confiscated and will be destroyed, according to officials. Investigation into the incident is continuing. Stevens urged the public to contact the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department at 573-748-2516 if they should come across marijuana growing in the county.

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New Madrid, MO

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