August 13, 2010 7:15 AM
Florida Freedom Newspapers
WESTVILLE -Law enforcement agencies seized 25 marijuana plants growing in the front yard of a Holmes County home after a National Guard helicopter spotted the plants.
The resident, Dane Scott, was captured after he ran into the woods, according to a news release.
On Wednesday, Aug. 11, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office along with several other county, state and federal agencies, was conducting aerial and ground eradication of marijuana plants in Holmes County.
While flying around in the northwest part of the county, the National Guard RAID team located about 25 marijuana plants growing in the front yard of a residence located at 1911 N. Hwy. 181.
As the helicopter was circling and waiting on ground crew to arrive, a man later identified as Scott was seen sitting on the doorsteps of the residence. Scott fled into the woods on foot.
Holmes Correctional K-9 was notified and responded to the scene and was able to track Scott through the woods. He was apprehended about five miles from the residence.
A search of the residence located several marijuana plants drying indoors. Scott faces charges of cultivation of marijuana and felony possession of marijuana.
Throughout the operation, a total of 200 marijuana plants eradicated from various locations in Holmes County. The estimated street value of the plants is $200,000, according to authorities.
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