BONIFAY — The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reported destroying 467 marijuana plants last week, according to a news release.

Sheriff Tim Brown said the deputies had two successful days of eradicating domestic grown marijuana in Holmes County. 

“This was one of the most productive two days of eradication that we have had this year. Not only in the number of plants seized, but these plants were mature,” said Brown.

On Sept. 12, with the assistance of a helicopter from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Florida wildlife officers, investigators from the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office were able to confiscate and destroy 292 mature marijuana plants from northwest Holmes County, according to the report.

On Sept. 13, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation was conducting aerial detection on the state line and discovered an additional 175 plants in the area of County Road 163 in Holmes County.

“I appreciate the assistance of all agencies involved in this operation and the information that the public has provided,” Brown said.