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Large marijuana farm found in Duplin County (NC): Don’t get too much news of this kind in these parts. I wonder how they even locate it in some of the rural areas of the state. As if they don’t have better things to do.

Authorities have discovered a 10- to 15-acre pot farm near Wallace, valued in the millions of dollars and considered the area’s biggest marijuana bust in recent memory.

I don’t recall a bust this big in southeastern North Carolina in my time,” said Sheriff Blake Wallace, who worked for the State Bureau of Investigation for 11 years before he became the Duplin County sheriff in 2002.

The marijuana recovered Sunday morning, which weighed in at 4,160 pounds, has a street value of about $9.9 million, Wallace said, adding that the numbers were likely to increase as deputies continue their recovery work on Monday.

No arrests had been made as of late Sunday.

…Deputies went to the location about 2 a.m. Sunday and said they found themselves in fields of pot plants, some as tall as 13 feet.

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