Major Marijuana Bust in Manitowoc County

The Metro Drug Unit says 285 plants, seized in the Town of Mishicot, is the largest marijuana drug bust in Manitowoc County History. Image by Metro Drug Unit

Major Marijuana Bust in Manitowoc County

By Mike Conroy. CREATED Sep 26, 2013

TOWN OF MISHICOT, Wis. -- The Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit  Sheriff's Department seized approximately 285 marijuana plants from a property in the Town of Mishicot.

The discovery on September 20th came after tips made to the Department of Natural Resources. Investigators set up a surveillance operation leading to the questioning of a 49 year old suspect. In all, 8 plots of marijuana was taken by the Metro Drug Unit.

According to a news release, the marijuana plants ranged in size from 4 to 7 feet and investigators estimate the plants would yield approximately 150 to 200 pounds of harvested marijuana with an estimated street value of $300,000 to $500,000. A vehicle and ATV were seized as part of the investigation.  

Manitowoc County says the bust is the largest in county history