EPD Seizes 15 Marijuana Plants

Elkins, W. Va., August 11, 2021: Acting on an anonymous tip, Elkins Police Department (EPD) officers located and seized 15 marijuana plants near Wilson Lane today.

After receiving the tip, Corporal C.G. Boatwright, Corporal B.D. Tice, and Patrolmen N.G. Elbon, R.S. Goux, J.L. Rutter and R.A. Summerfield responded to a wooded area south of Wilson Lane. The officers searched the area on foot and discovered a plot where 15 marijuana plants were being grown. Officers also found gardening tools apparently stored nearby by the grower.

Officers used the tools to remove the plants and transported them to the EPD station for later transfer to and destruction by the West Virginia State Police. No suspects have been identified yet.

This is the second large marijuana-cultivation operation disrupted by EPD inside Elkins city limits since 2012.

Posing with 15 seized marijuana plants are (left to right) Patrolman R.S. Goux, Patrolman R.A. Summerfield, Corporal B.D. Tice, Corporal C.G. Boatwright, Patrolman N.G. Elbon, and Patrolman J.L. Rutter.

Elkins Police Department cruiser with 15 seized marijuana plants.

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