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Drug bust on Cartertown Road
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The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation led a bust of a marijuana operation on Cartertown Road earlier this week. Cartertown Road is south of the city of Richmond Hill off U.S. 17.

Police said they found about 60 marijuana plants and grow lights in a mobile home and a camper on the property.

“This was a very sophisticated marijuana grow,” Sgt. Gene Harley of the Savannah-Chatham Counter Narcotics Team said. “Marijuana in all different stages of maturity was recovered. They had some drying as well as some packaged as well.”

About 30 pit bulls were also found chained up on the property.

Two people were arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana, intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. They also face charges of possession of a controlled substance due to prescription drugs being found at the home.

Harley said the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan County Animal Control and Chatham County Animal Control were also on site.

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