Underground Marijuana Garden Found in North Carolina

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) - An undercover drug buy led North Carolina
detectives to an underground marijuana garden in a buried school
bus.

Multiple media outlets reported Thursday the Lenoir County
Sheriff's Office had been looking for the source of the marijuana
for three years and had been flying over the area with a
helicopter.

Then sheriff's narcotics officers bought several pounds of pot
in a recent undercover buy. Sgt. Eddie Eubanks says officers traced
the pot to a rural residence.

A search dog fell through a camouflaged trap door leading down
to a full-length school bus buried 8 feet under a backyard tool
shed.

Deputies seized 68 plants, each 4 feet tall and weighing about
35 pounds. Eubanks says the plants were worth about $40,000.

Three people have been arrested.


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