From Growhouse To Classroom

By: Eames Yates Email
By: Eames Yates Email

By: Eames Yates
September 24, 2013

Lowndes County, GA - Equipment from a massive pot bust in Lowndes County is now being used for education.

The Sheriff's Office busted a big marijuana grow house in 2010 off Howell Road. The confiscated equipment-- valued at 50,000 dollars-- has since been donated to the Lowndes County Board of Education, which will use it in agriculture and horticulture classes.

Lt. Stryde Jones, Lowndes County Sheriff's Office: "This was a very sophisticated operation. They had very elaborate electrical wiring system inside the house. It was a hydroponic system which basically means the plants were grown in water. By virtue of that it had a very elaborate water pumping system inside the house and everything was removed when the search warrant was initially done."

The Lowndes County Board of Education said there is so much material, it plans to incorporate some of it into science classes at the county schools as well.

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