Molino Marijuana: Deputies Pull Pot Plants From Wooded Area

July 30, 2009


molino-marijuana-13.jpgThe Escambia Sheriff’s Department pulled about $3,500 worth of marijuana plants out of a wooded area in Molino Thursday afternoon.

David Poole from the ECSO Narcotics Division said that six plants were recovered from about 100 yards into a heavily wooded area on Sean Road, a small dirt road off Highway 95A about halfway between Molino and Barrineau Park roads.

Poole said that there may be charges brought against a suspect in the case, but not the property owner.

“There are no indications that the property owner had any knowledge of it,” Poole said. The marijuana was located after deputies received a tip from an informant.

molino-marijuana-19.jpgAlong with the plants with a street value up to $3,500, deputies recovered fertilizer,  water and what appeared to be an electric irrigation system constructed from a battery and a small pump. Poole said it appeared the plants had been started in some sort of container (click to enlarge photo at left) before being transferred to the wooded area.

The plants and grow equipment was will be processed for additional evidence such as fingerprints.

For more photos from the scene, click here.

Pictured top: Shelley Dill, an Escambia County Sheriff’s Department crime scene technician, loads marijuana plants into her vehicle Thursday afternoon in Molino. Pictured top inset: Narcotics Division Deputy David Poole with a recovered marijuana plant. Pictured bottom inset: Poole shows how the plant was likely started in a container; the root has a squared shape and has insulation or planting pot material attached. Pictured below: Some of the grow operation items recovered. photos, click to enlarge.



12 Responses to “Molino Marijuana: Deputies Pull Pot Plants From Wooded Area”

  1. Luke on August 28th, 2011 4:07 pm

    Cost of having the officers come rip it out of the ground $10,000.

  2. hat on November 24th, 2009 1:52 pm

    All these cops think that pot is the most deadly plant of them all so it is illegal, yet I could go and pick a bunch of other legal plants, refine them and possibally kill a town of about 1700 people with a marble sized piece of oh say poison hemmlock, yet pot is illegal, to me the government is really stupid on what they think should be legal and illegal

  3. Dave H. on July 31st, 2009 7:01 pm

    Where’s Elliot Ness and his Untouchables? So primitive this thinking on Marajuana. Why do they bother with it and just waste their time.

  4. Roger on July 31st, 2009 12:10 pm

    The moderator didn’t like my last comment, therefore, I will try to rephrase my statement. Why are we wasting valuable resources digging up 6 weeds in the woods of Molino when there is serious crime to contend with. The war on drugs is a dismal failure, yet it goes on and on. Does the ECSD think that a small plot of cannabis plants are a threat to society? Is there really anyone that feels safer for the fact that our tax money is being used to pay people to dig up harmless plants. 50 years from now, people will look at these draconian laws the way we look at witch trials of the 17th century now. If anyone is arrested for this “crime”, jury nullification is the answer-NOT GUILTY. If they won’t do away with unjust laws, we have the power to do it.

  5. Molinomom on July 31st, 2009 11:11 am

    What a waste of resources… sry but im more worried about the crackhouses and drunks than a pot smoker

  6. TT on July 31st, 2009 10:31 am

    1 DOWN and about 1000 more to go……

  7. AtmoreChick on July 31st, 2009 8:34 am

    Oh my Gosh!!! Leave these people alone… Pot SHOULD be legal… Alcohol does 100000000 times more harm than POT… Have you EVER heard of someone overdosing on marijuana???? Uh … NO !!!! You can drink alcohol … which is LEGAL and kill yourself or somebody on the road… RIGHT?? The police dept should be cracking down on all the BAD drugs out there like METH, COCAINE, ALCOHOL, The things that REALLY hurt people…… Myself personally dont smoke pot but I did when I was a teenager and I KNOW what it does to you and I also SEE what all these other drugs do to people….. I’m sure a lot of people will agree with me… The ONLY thing that is wrong with pot is it is ILLEGAL …

  8. A. Davis on July 30th, 2009 9:53 pm

    I feel real safe now. Why don’t we ever hear of any crack houses being shut down? Think about it if non crack users know them doesnt the police. I guess they are proud of this one and so I should say good job. The police did a good job and the person who gave the tip should really think about going to school to be an officer it doesnt take long to do you can go to trade school then have a real job and get paid real money.

  9. Paul on July 30th, 2009 7:56 pm

    What a waste of time and money. I wish I could get them to pull up the weeds in my garden!

  10. hee hee on July 30th, 2009 4:36 pm

    that made me laugh!!

  11. Weed on July 30th, 2009 3:10 pm

    I have made several coments on north but this article made me realize some might wonder and even get the wrong idea about my nickname. I go by weed not because of drug use or anything to do with marijuana, but because as a kid and teenager everyone said I grew like a weed. I was always taller than all of my friends in school. i think it might have been my parents who started the nickname. I just felt the need to share that, as this article made me realize some might think otherwise.

  12. Sandman on July 30th, 2009 2:25 pm

    Shucks, there goes the local economy.

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