On Monday June 10, 2013, Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputies along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a citizen’s call regarding finding several plants thought to be marijuana growing on their property. Officers canvassed the caller’s property at their request and located 875 plants growing in two separate plots. The Lawrence County Deputies seized the found marijuana plants. The estimated street value of these plants is approximately $2.2 million.
The plants were located just north of Mt. Vernon.
Investigation continues into the individual(s) that maybe involved.
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has a toll free number of
1-888-635-8477 (TIPS) through the Barry-Lawrence Crime stoppers or
through email at www.lawrencecosheriff.com. All callers can remain