SLIDESHOW: Police destroy $3.1M worth of pot in Mercer Co. - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

SLIDESHOW: Police destroy $3.1M worth of pot in Mercer Co.

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PRINCETON (WVVA) - Authorities have confiscated and destroyed nearly 1,300 marijuana plants following an eradication effort in Mercer County.

The plants were discovered and removed from an area in the Beeson Road/Clines Country Road area of the county on Monday.

The eradication was a joint effort of the West Virginia State Police and Department of Natural Resources. The West Virginia National Guard assisted in the effort.

Tips from ATV riders lead authorities to the remote area. A helicopter search confirmed the location of the crop.

The destroyed plants had an estimated street value of $3.1 million.

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