Sumter man arrested after FWC finds pot plants in state forest

Published On: Aug 06 2014 10:37:30 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2014 01:19:27 PM EDT

A man was arrested after Florida Fish and Wildlife officials said they found the man's marijuana grow site in the Richloam Wildlife Management Area in Sumter County.

Officials said Kenneth Wilson, 61, had been growing dozens of marijuana plants and had hand-dug a well for watering the maturing plants.

FWC officers were able to catch Wilson after conducting surveillance and spotting him dropping off two five-gallon buckets with new plants.

The next morning, FWC said they saw Wilson return to the site to care for the plants.

Officers moved in to arrest Wilson and remove the plants from the area.

Report illegal activity in Florida’s wildlife management areas to the FWC Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC.


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