Winder Police Seize 900 Opium Plants at Home

WINDER, Ga. (AP) -- Winder Police have seized about 900 opium plants at a home after responding to a report of a hit-and-run accident.

The Gwinnett Daily Post reports witnesses gave police a tag number and physical description of a vehicle that left the scene of an accident Saturday at about 3:30 p.m.

Officers responded to a residence and the homeowner led them to the rear of the property, where a vehicle was parked matching the witnesses' description.

There, the responding officer noticed a large quantity of the opium plant. Police detained several residents of the home and seized the plants.

Criminal charges are pending.


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  • by Anonymous on May 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    Ahhh, Poppies why didn't you say so. They sell those seeds in the stores. I think maybe I have planted some. The things you learn. I have never thought about dope. I always think of how pretty the flowers are.
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