Authorities say they have put a big dent in the marijuana that's being grown in Tennessee.
Just this year, authorities say they’ve destroyed more than a billion dollars worth of the plants.
More than 440,000 plants have been seized, that's 20,000 more than last year.
Each plant is believed to be worth about $2,500.
In years past, officials would find huge patches of pot plants. But now they say they usually only find one or two plants.
They say that's a direct result of their crackdown.
Officers Seize About A Thousand Marijuana Plants
WFMY News 2, NC
Oct 17, 2005
Wilson County Sheriff Wayne Gay says each marijuana plant yields about a pound of the drug with a street value between $800 to a thousand dollars.
Stantonsburg, NC -- Officers in Wilson County raided a marijuana growing operation Monday and seized some one thousand plants worth more than one million dollars.
Acting Stantonsburg Police Chief Chris Wilkerson says hunters found the marijuana field and told his office about it Sunday.
The chief and another officer went to the field where they saw four men, who escaped on foot.