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Police find nearly $4 million worth of marijuana in McDowell County

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Photo courtesy Sgt. A.P. Christian Photo courtesy Sgt. A.P. Christian

PAYNESVILLE (WVVA) - Authorities in McDowell County have found more than 1,500 marijuana plants in Paynesville area.

Sgt. A.P. Christian of the West Virginia State Police says the plants have an estimated street value of nearly $4 million.

Christian said the plants were recently spotted from the air growing in five different locations around the Paynesville area.

The plants are being destroyed.

Since Aug. 2, Christian says $10.5 million worth of marijuana has been seized by law enforcement in McDowell County.

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