On August 31, 2010 the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office in a joint effort with the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a marijuana eradication operation. With the assistance of the Highway Patrol helicopter, two separate locations were discovered.
After the helicopter located the plots, ground units were called in to remove the plants. A total of 5 cultivated plants were located in one area and 14 were located in another. Both plots were located north of the Stotts City area.