Millions of dollars' worth of marijuana seized in Cullman County

Cullman County authorities have carried out the second-largest marijuana seizure in Alabama this year. 

Around 4 p.m. Thursday, Cullman Narcotics Enforcement agents located 1,800 rooted, mature marijuana plants in the Arkadelphia community of Cullman County. 

Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry said it was an elaborate organization with an advanced water filtration system and tents set up where he believes people have been living for months, tending to the plants. 

"This is a huge bust for us in Cullman County, because it seized approximately $3.6 million worth of marijuana," Gentry said. 

With the help of the Cullman police helicopter, Cullman County officials say it took approximately five hours to get all of the plants cut down.  

Gentry said his office received a report of suspicious activity in the woods, which led to the discovery. 

"They're notorious for moving in on timber land in very rural areas of the state or...

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