The marijuana farm was discovered by the Governor's Task Force as they flew over the property. The Polk County Sheriff's office was then informed of the illegal plants.
The Sheriff along with a number of Polk County deputies, the Polk County Drug Task Force, the Cedartown Police Department, Georgia Forestry and Georgia Department of Natural Resources worked together to clear the land and dismantle the operation.
Approximately 5,000 marijuana plants have been uprooted and seized as well as products and tools used in the operation of the pot garden.
According to Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats, the marijuana was discovered in the Sanders Cemetery area off of Dry Creek Road in Cedartown.
Sheriff Moats stated that the operation was set up in a wooded area with several retaining ponds and little makeshift shacks that were used to store fertilizers, buckets and pesticides. There was one larger shack that was used to hang the marijuana while drying.
The value of the plants is estimated at 9.2 million dollars.
No arrests have been made at this time and the name of the property owner has not been released. The investigation is ongoing.
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