An annual marijuana eradication program netted growing and processed marijuana, firearms and seven arrests Wednesday.
Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis said Virginia National Guard helicopters were used to spot the growing plants from the air, then ground teams consisting of members of the Claytor Lake Drug Task Force were directed to the plants to remove them and follow up with an investigation.
As a result of the day-long effort, seven Pulaski County and Town of Pulaski residents were arrested. Identities of the suspects were not released.
Police confiscated 108 growing marijuana plants, 344 grams of processed marijuana and seven firearms, according to the sheriff.
The Task Force consists of officers from Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Pulaski Police Department, Radford Department of Police, Dublin Police Department, Virginia State Police and Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, in addition to representatives of the Commonwealth Attorneys’ offices in Pulaski County, Radford City and Wythe County.
The marijuana was located in various locations in the county and at one location in the Town of Pulaski.