The Daily Sentinel
Published June 1, 2005
Helicopters took to the skies in Jackson County throughout the Memorial Day weekend in anticipation of eradicating cannabis (marijuana).
Jackson County Chief Investigator Chuck Phillips said no marijuana was found during the fly-overs.
The Governor’s Marijuana Eradication Task Force which consists of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Alabama State Troopers, Alabama Air National Guard and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department searched Jackson County Friday through Sunday.
In years past it was not uncommon to find hundreds if not thousands of the plants.
“Marijuana is just not the prevalent drug in Jackson County. Meth is,” Phillips said. “We are sure there is some pot out there, but we couldn’t see. Maybe we will have better luck next year.”