Huge Marijuana Field Found in East Tennessee

(WVLT) - Several agencies have helped bust a massive marijuana field in East Tennessee.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the 3rd District Drug Task Force located the pot field near Newport in Greene County, just three miles from the Cocke County border.

Officers say four armed men were found guarding the field.

One was arrested while the other three are still on the loose.

THP officers say the field is 50 to 75 yards wide and about 650 yards long.

They estimate it held 8-12,000 plants that is worth possibly up to a million dollars.

THP officers say this is one of the biggest marijuana fields they have discovered in 30 years.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

  • by al Location: tn on May 8, 2009 at 07:35 AM
    WOW! when i saw headlines that said East Tn, I thought that it would be in Anderson county! LOL!!

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 9847451 - local8now.com/a?a=9847451
Gray Television, Inc.