Marijuana growing operation shut down in Ozark

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OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dale County Sheriff’s Office and Ozark Police Department scored a “major hit” Wednesday night after shutting down a marijuana trafficking operation.

According to Chief Deputy Mason Bynum, authorities served a search warrant at a home around Highway 231 where they discovered a large number of marijuana plants being grown in an indoor facility.

Bynum said in total, the street value of the drugs found in the drug bust was worth several hundred thousand dollars.

The sheriff’s office arrested the two men living at the home and booked them into the Dale County Jail.

Mendez Fibueroa, 42, faces two charges for drug trafficking and resisting arrest. Juan Martinez, 59, only faces the drug trafficking charge.

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