Massive marijuana operation found in Obion Co.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says authorities have found a massive and sophisticated marijuana growing operation in a remote area in the northwest corner of Obion County and officials think it could be one of the largest ever found in the state.

TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said acres of marijuana were discovered in the Chickasaw Bluff area between Reelfoot Lake and Lake Isom and agents from the Governor's Task Force on Marijuana Eradication were there Wednesday to start removing the plants.

Helm said the operation had a retention pond, tunnels for generators and living and cooking areas. Due to the terrain, Helm said they don't know yet how many plants there are.

No arrests have been made and the removal of the plants could take several days, Helm said.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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