Anonymous tip leads to drug bust in Franklin County

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(KTVI)-- Franklin County authorities have busted a Washington, Missouri couple for being behind a pot-growing operation worth $50,000.

The pair, believed to be in their late 50s or early 6os have not been charged. We're told an anonymous tip led authorities to a gated home where they found 22 plants.

β€œHe said it was for personal use, that he wasn't selling it here in the county. With this amount of marijuana it's hard to believe that. As a matter of fact some of these jars are are labeled to sell,” said Cody Lucas with the Franklin County Narcotics Unit.

Some of the plants were six feet tall.


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