JACKSON COUNTY, Ohio — Tuesday afternoon, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Pike and Jackson County Sheriff’s Offices uncovered a large marijuana grow operation.
According to reports, the crop was discovered in the 1700 block of Big Rock Road in Jackson County by an aviation unit. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office confirmed to the Guardian that approximately 200 plants were found in this area.
The discovery made today is part of the state’s ongoing operation to eradicate illegal marijuana cultivation.
“We appreciate our partnership with Sheriff Frazier and Sheriff Evans,” said Steve Irwin of the Attorney General’s Office.
Multiple helicopters have been spotted by residents of the Scioto Valley flying low across the region.
Officials have not yet confirmed whether or not any arrests have been made.
The investigation into today’s discovery is still ongoing.