Brush fire sparks discovery of illicit cannabis grow and charges for West Virginia man

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A man whose illegal cannabis farm was found by firefighters battling a nearby brush fire close to Farimont, W.V. last fall has been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and conspiracy to commit a felony. A complaint filed by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department reports that after receiving word from the firefighters, deputies found 690 marijuana plants, 378.9 grams of packaged marijuana and weed- growing equipment and packaging material both inside and outside the residence, according to 12WBOY . Massive grow-op with 1,000 cannabis plants raided RCMP destroys large grow-op with 100,000-plus cannabis plants in rural B.C. Father and son caught with more than 735 cannabis plants Firefighters had been working to stamp out the blaze only about 27 to 37 metres away from a small shack with an open basement and a two-stall shelter attached, notes the complaint filed by the sheriff’s office. They contacted police at about 5:37 pm on Oct. 23 after seeing a large number of cannabis plants in a cleared section of land clearing. Deputies report they located the plants about 91 metres up the hill from the residence. The site was an “obvious clear-cut path easily accessible for a vehicle all the way to where the grow site is,” 12WBOY cites the complaint as noting. When no one appeared to be home at the residence, despite smoke coming from the chimney, the officers spoke to a neighbour who informed them that the property was rented by Jason Foster, 39, who had lived there for 10 years, and another man. Checking the licence plates of a vehicle on scene, the deputies determined it belonged to Foster. A search warrant was obtained and more deputies arrived to carry out a search, entering the residence through the basement door. Inside, they saw door along the…

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