An aerial investigation by helicopter leads to a major drug bust in Walton County.
More than 1500 marijuana plants with a hefty price tag are seized.
The street value on these plants? Right at around 3 million dollars, according to investigators.
News 13 was there as the evidence was unloaded, stocked in brown evidence bags and set to be destroyed.
Trained investigators were searching the northwest Defuniak Springs area Monday afternoon when they spotted the large patch growing in a field, surrounded by other plants.
The field was located at the intersection of Raley Road and Dr. Nelson road.
1,513 plants were seized in all some were in potting trays while others were uprooted from the ground.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Walton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, Catherine Rodriguez said this is all part of the Sheriff's office mission to keep the county drug free.
"It's roughly over 1500 plants that was spotted by our unit that runs our helicopter for the WCSO in an effort to combat the ratification efforts here in Walton County. It was all in a large field. It was kind of embedded in with other plants and trees. Trying to blend in. Seeing it up from the air, it sticks out pretty good," said Rodriguez.
This is an ongoing investigation. Stay tuned to News 13 for the latest.