Blountstown Marijuana Drug Bust

By: News Email
By: News Email

Blountstown Police said this is one of the more sophisticated marijuana operation they've seen.

Investigators found about 20 baby marijuana plants at the westville residence on Thursday. The owners, Charles and Salenna Stephens were not home at the time.

The home contained 17 plants that were two months old. The owner, 44-year-old Thomas MaClean went to great lengths to take care of them.

Police found eight grow lights, two light timers, two exhaust fans and two pounds of marijuana already harvested.

Police said the street value estimated to about 15-17 thousand dollars. Investigators said the suspect hid this operation in the back of a utility shop behind his house.

Even though the marijuana plants were not fully matured in size, they are in higher demand. The female plants have a higher concentration of THC.

Holmes County used to be known as the marijuana growing capital of Florida.

Authorities said they will continue to use every possible resource they can to find it and get rid of it.


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  • by The Dude Location: cairo on Sep 20, 2009 at 04:48 PM
    Jeez.. It is WAY past time to legalize marijuana for personal use and stop ruining people's lives.
  • by juswonderin Location: everywhere on Sep 20, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    REread the story. Just how many 'owners' did this place have?
  • by Daniel Location: Akron, In. on Sep 20, 2009 at 06:55 AM
    What the h**! are you breaking into peoples houses? cops are total dumb a**'s! Fascists pigs...
  • by police officer Location: blounstown on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:46 AM
    don't worry about the pot, you need to be worried about the meth houses up here.
  • by weed head Location: uptown on Sep 19, 2009 at 08:38 PM
    thank god! now the world is a safe place.
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