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2,500 cannabis plants seized, 16 people arrested in a Georgia town

2,500 cannabis plants seized, 16 people arrested in a Georgia town

Latoya Jackman
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After seizing 2,500 marijuana the day before, federal authorities arrested 16 people in Gwinnett County in the US state of Georgia.

The raids were led by the Gwinnett Metro Task Force, which included police officers who are federal and from the county.

In addition to the marijuana plants, over $340,000, 9 firearms, 1 semi-automatic rifle and seven vehicles were also confiscated Wednesday morning.

The arrests are not stopping.

Lieutenant Jake Parker for the Lawrenceville police announced that there are more arrests to be made once the warrants have been issued.

Lawrenceville police reported that the raids were targeting a drug-trafficking operation being run from different locations.

Approximately 210 marijuana plants were found in one of the locations. Another location had nearly 310 plants in the basement and a top of the line packaging operation.

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Another location was stocked with $250,000 in cash, firearms and a cash counting machine.

Possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana is a felony in Georgia, punishable by one to 10 years in prison. Medical marijuana is not fully legal in Georgia too. Georgia’s medical marijuana law allows certain qualified persons to legally possess up to 20 fluid ounces of “low THC oil,” which is derived from the marijuana plant.

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