Another Pot Bust in Southern Tier

September 3, 2010 Updated Sep 3, 2010 at 5:46 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 3, 2010 Updated Sep 3, 2010 at 5:46 PM EDT

Chautauqua County, NY (WKBW) Through a series of raids, New York State Police and Border Patrol Officials seized multiple marijuana plants Thursday from the Town of Sheridan in Chautauqua County. They discovered what one trooper called a "field of pot." One-hundred and seventy six plants in total, worth a street value of over three hundred fifty thousand dollars.

"This is the time of year. We do seizures like this every year. The plants are large at this time and harvesting begins," said Trooper Rebecca Gibbons, "people in the community don't want pot fields growing in their back yard."

And this isn't even close to the first drug bust of the summer. Just a few weeks ago, a large raid in Brant brought in twenty pot plants. A few days earlier Tonawanda Police located more than a dozen plants growing near the 290. And earlier in the month Evans Police located more than three pounds of marijuana.

NYS Police said they are proud of making such a big bust. "We're excited when we do get a large amount like this off the street, before it gets onto the streets. That's our mission."

But that excitement is stemmed by the fact that no arrests have been made in this case. Now the State Police are asking for help from the public. They are asking anyone with any information into this case, or any other marijuana-related tips or information, to call State Police confidentially at 679-1521.