Pot patch spotted from air

Authorities in Osage County are asking for the public’s help in an ongoing drug investigation.

This past Friday, deputies with the Osage County Sheriff’s Department, with logistical assistance from the Missouri Highway Patrol and Army National Guard, seized marijuana plants growing on a local farm in the northern party of the county.

According to Chief Deputy Rob Relford, Det. Chris Wolfe observed what he believed to be marijuana plants from the air and gave directions to deputies on the ground to where the plants were located.

Relford said the marijuana plants averaged 4 to 6 feet in height.

All the plants were seized as evidence.

Relford explained that deputies returned in an attempt to locate the owners of the residence at the seizure site. Components used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines were discovered in the bed of a truck parked at the residence as well as evidence which led to the recovery of stolen property from a previously reported burglary in Osage County.

Anyone with information that could help authorities with their investigation in this case should call the sheriff’s department at 573-897-3927.

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