EVANS, NY (WKBW) - Police and Sheriff's deputies have recovered twenty marijuana plants growing in an Evans field, some as high as five feet tall.
Police in Evans received a tip last week, and called in the Erie County Sheriff's helicopter to search the area from above. Police were able to locate six plants from the air, and received a call from a homeowner Monday who had plants growing on her property, where fourteen additional plants were recovered.
All the plants were in planter pots and carried unique name labels such as 'brainstorm' and 'fluff', which leads police to believe the plants were being grown by the same individual.
The plants are valued on the street at between $3,000 and $3,500.
Captain Kevin Caffery is the pilot of Air One, the Erie County Sheriffs helicopter. "A lot of people think it's no big deal, but the marijuana that we're pulling out of the local fields and woods is the stuff that would go to the local kids."
This is not the first time there have been pot busts in Evans. There have been multiple arrests and confiscations over the last few years.
"It's just all good soil here. Its all farmland so it's a good place to grow. Good sun, weather's been great this year," Captain Charles Danzi of the Evans Police Department said.
Police are continuing to search for a suspect, and believe there is more pot still out there, and arrests to be made in the near future.