Major pot bust in PG
By Blake Belden, Staff Writer
Aug 30, 2013, 13:43
PRINCE GEORGE — A drug bust resulted in the seizure of 100 marijuana plants, 11 firearms and approximately 2,500 grams of processed marijuana with an estimated net worth of more than $370,000 on Wednesday morning, according to authorities.
A multi-jurisdictional team of law enforcement officers including the Central Virginia Narcotics Task Force, the Virginia State Police Giant Task Force and detectives from the Prince George Police Department were responsible for executing the bust, authorities said.
Captain Eric Young, with the Prince George Police Department, said there are charges pending, but the detectives who are currently responsible for the investigation must first consult with their commonwealth’s attorneys before finalizing any charges for indictments.
“They’re still trying to substantiate and make sure they have done a thorough investigation prior to making any release on who it is and how many and that kind of thing. I think it would be premature at this point,” Young said.
Young said the operation was conducted on a property in the Burrowsville area, which is located in the northeastern section of Prince George County.
“It was a large parcel property with multiple acreage. The exact location is something that I’m not privy to release at this point. That’ll have to be something that [will be released] once the task force has concluded the investigation,” Young said.
The Central Virginia Narcotics Task Force is made up from individuals from policing departments in Prince George Chesterfield, Hopewell, Colonial Heights as well as the State Police.
The raid on the Burrowsville property and its contents of 100 marijuana plants, some more than 16 feet tall, was influenced by a tip to authorities three months ago, according to an article posted online by WTVR.