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Major drug bust in Jackson County

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WZDX) - Authorities said Friday they confiscated more than 1,000 marijuana plants during a two-day roundup in Jackson County.

Local authorities assisted the Alabama Bureau of Investigation in confiscating the plants, which they estimated the value of at approximately $2 million.

Jackson County authorities said they made one arrest Friday in Section.

In DeKalb County, Sheriff Jimmy Harris said authorities seized more than 450 marijuana plants this week as part of the mid-summer eradication program. The plants had an estimated value of $900,000.

Harris said they found more than 100 plants west of Fort Payne and arrested Eddie Lamar McKinney, 53, for possession of marijuana. He posted a $10,500 bond.

Harris said authorities expect to make an arrest in another case where they found more than 350 plants near Mentone on Wednesday.

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