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Marijuana seized

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Photo courtesy of Sharp County Sheriff's Department Sharp County Detectives Mark Counts and Ken Guidry with the marijuana plants the sheriff's department recovered Aug. 18 during a marijuana eradication mission. The plants range from 8- to 12-feet tall and are pictured folded in half. They were seized near Martin Creek.
An aerial marijuana eradication mission conducted by the Sharp County Sheriff's Department Aug. 18 led to a standoff with officers and the recovery of a large amount of guns, suspected stolen merchandise and marijuana plants near Martin Creek in rural Sharp County.

During a fly over in the helicopter, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver spotted a potential patch of marijuana plants growing near a home at the end of Sunset Lane. Deputies and detectives on the ground moved in to search the property. Weaver spotted a male subject at the home who ran inside when he saw the officers.

Following a short stand off, a man later identified as Coy Loggains Jr., 24, surrendered. After obtaining a search warrant and searching the residence and a camper behind the home, deputies recovered 20 firearms, including one which has been linked to a burglary in Sharp County. The detectives also recovered property that was reported stolen in recent church burglaries. In addition to the guns and merchandise, detectives pulled 11 large marijuana plants ranging in height from 8- to 12-feet tall.

While the officers were searching the premises, Coy Loggains Sr. arrived at the home and took responsibility for the marijuana. He told officers he had planted themarijuana in March and had pulled them the day before the bust. Although the primary owner of the home was not present, officials say they anticipate further charges.

Coy Loggains Sr. was arrested and charged with manufacture of a controlled substance.

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