Large-scale marijuana operation busted in Winnebago County
OSHKOSH (AP) -
Authorities say it was a confidential informant that helped deputies make a large-scale marijuana bust in Winnebago County.
Sheriff's officials seized nearly 500 plants and more than 40 pounds of marijuana worth as much as $1.5 million this week from a house in the Town of Vinland. The 64-year-old homeowner with no prior criminal record has been charged with distributing marijuana.
Sheriff's Capt. Dave Mack says he's never seen a seizure of this size in his 20 years in law enforcement. Mack says the investigation started when the North Central Drug Enforcement Group in Oneida County received a tip. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1Gh6Ea1 ) reports the tipster told authorities he or she had purchased marijuana at the man's home.