Deputies find major marijuana growing operation

POSTED: 7:14 AM Sep 20 2013   UPDATED: 7:18 AM Sep 20 2013
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. -

A major marijuana growing operation is found in Washington County, Virginia and now officers are investigating who they belong to.

Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman tells News 5 several plants were taken from a field just off of Jeb Stuart Highway, which is in the Konnarock area of the county.

The sheriff says an anonymous tip led them to the site.  Sheriff Newman also says the plants are worth around $80,000.

Investigators say they are now working to develop a suspect.