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Alabama, Georgia sheriffs team up for pot bust

Law officers raided a major marijuana growing operation that crossed the Georgia-Alabama border, the GBI announced Wednesday.

About 172 marijuana plants, valued at $258,000, were eradicated from woods near Tallapoosa and from an area 50 yards from U.S. 78 near Fruithurst, Ala. No arrests were made, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

Sheriff’s deputies from Haralson County and Cleburn County, Ala., teamed up in the raid, with the assistance of the Alabama State Patrol Aviation division and the Haralson-Paulding County drug task force, the GBI said.

The haul, however, paled in comparison to the $1 million in marijuana found in an Alpharetta grow house in June or the million-dollar operation busted in a Rockdale County grow house in January.

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