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Why would some assume marijuana was burned in Rutherford County to be disposed of?

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Photo from our friends at WMSR and WRCB

We have had several inquiries if the marijuana that was seized in Grundy County was disposed of in Rutherford County. The answer to that question is a solid "NO."

Grundy County Sheriff’s office personnel spent a large part of Thursday sending thousands of marijuana plants “up in smoke.” The plants were part of a late Wednesday bust of a major pot growing operation off Taylor Road in Gruetli-Laager.  The plants were destroyed at the sheriff’s office parking lot as the smoke from the fire forced the closure of a nearby street.  Estimates of the street value of the marijuana plants appear to be several millions of dollars and may be among the largest pot bust in the state of Tennessee.

Thanks to WMSR (Manchester) and WRCB-TV in Chattanooga for their help with this story

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