Geneva County Sheriff makes pot bust

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GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) -- The Geneva County Sheriff's Office discovered almost 100 marijuana plants behind a residence just off of County Road 10.
And that's what led to two people being charged - one of them is already in custody.

The Geneva County Sheriff's Office discovered almost 100 marijuana plants behind a residence just off of County Road 10. (Source: WTVY)

Early Thursday afternoon the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency helicopter spotted the plants during a flyover in the area.

Officers monitored the location while a search warrant was obtained.

94 marijuana plants were removed along with a 5-gallon whiskey still that was also confiscated.

Both people who lived at the home are facing charges.

Lucas Davis was arrested and is in jail under a $60,000 bond.
A warrant has been issued for Billy Trim.

Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms says the growing of marijuana isn't as big of a problem as it used to be, but officials are starting to see more of it in rural areas.

While recreational marijuana is now legal in several states - it's not here in Alabama.
Sheriff Helms says he will continue to regulate and enforce the law.

"It is still illegal according to the state of Alabama and as long as it's illegal and the legislators keep it on the books, we will continue to enforce the laws that are on the books."