Members of the Walworth County Drug Enforcement Unit removed 200 plants from the site of an outdoor marijuana grow operation in an undisclosed location on Sept. 11, according to a release.
The site was not disclosed because the investigation is ongoing. Officials are still looking to track down the owner of the operation, the release noted.
With proper cultivation and harvesting, the plants had a potential street value of $500,000, according to the release.
The grow was discovered in August during an aerial surveillance mission in the northern townships of the county, the release said, noting evidence was located at the scene.
Anyone with information relating to the investigation or other illegal drug activitiy, should contact Crime Stoppers at 262-723-2677. Crime Stoppers may be reached via email and text through the Walworth County Sheriff’s website, http://co.walworth.wi.us/Sheriffs%20Office/Sheriff/