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Large marijuana growing operation busted in Manitowoc County

Law enforcement in Manitowoc County seized 285 marijuana plants in the Town of Mishicot on Friday, September 20, 2013. (Photo by: Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit).
Law enforcement in Manitowoc County seized 285 marijuana plants in the Town of Mishicot on Friday, September 20, 2013. (Photo by: Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit).

TOWN OF MISHICOT, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities in Manitowoc County say they've uncovered what's believed to be the largest outdoor marijuana growing operation in their history.

Last week, investigators seized 285 marijuana plants in the Town of Mishicot.

The 49-year-old property owner is facing charges which are still pending.

The plants are estimated to have produced up to $500,000 worth of pot.

The property owner admitted to distributing the drug throughout Manitowoc County.

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