Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 14, 2013

Help authorities find marijuana


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— — Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are asking for help from the public in locating illegal marijuana plants across the region.

What can the public do to help? Keep an eye out for suspicious activity in their neighborhood. This includes people transporting water in buckets on ATVs or people transporting Miracle-Gro to odd locations, according to Sgt. J.S. McCarty, assistant detachment commander of the West Virginia State Police Welch Detachment.

McCarty said citizens who own large amounts of land are also asked to be on the lookout for marijuana that may be growing on their property without their knowledge, as well as unusual activity or strangers on their property.

Any tips from the public will help. And citizens can make anonymous reports by calling either the West Virginia State Police Welch Detachment at 304-436-2101 or the West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment at 304-425-2101.

We join the state police in urging area residents to help out. Any and all tips received can make a big difference in helping to eradicate illegal marijuana plants across the region.