Two arrested and 300 plants seized in Jackson Co. pot bust

Updated: Sep. 1, 2016 at 8:03 PM CDT
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JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A two-day marijuana eradication program netted more than 300 plants in Jackson County and two arrests were made.

The arrests include a Higdon deer processing business owner. 58-year-old Randy Dickerson of Higdon is charged with marijuana possession and trafficking and 31-year-old David Randall Holder of Bridgeport were both arrested and face marijuana possession charges.

Drug agents used a helicopter to find the plants which were located in five different locations over the two-day search by air.

Drug agents found 14 plants growing near Dickerson's deer processing facility on county road 715 in Higdon as well as one and a half pounds of dried marijuana.

Agents say the finds were up from last year but not as many as the couple years before. "With all the dry weather we've had there's probably not as much growing out in the fields as we would in other years. This was mostly house dope as we call it, people growing it in their backyards which of course makes it also easier for us to make arrests on it," says Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen.

Harnen says more arrests are expected.

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