West Virginia police have seized more than 1,700 marijuana plants in the northern part of Kanawha County.
According to media outlets the State Police found the marijuana during a helicopter search.
The plants were grown domestically and found in a remote area, but there are several homes within a quarter of a mile of the site. Smith says no arrests have been made and police don't have a suspect. If the plants had reached maturity the total value of Friday's find would have been about $4.5 million.
Police are trying to complete aerial searches for marijuana in all 55 counties.
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