Selfridge ANGB, Mich - At approximately 11:30 am, August 25, Air Interdiction agents (AIA) assigned to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Great Lakes Office of Air and Marine spotted a marijuana field while on routine patrol.
The pilots flying an AS350 Eurocopter were on a routine flight along the Lake Huron shoreline in St. Clair County when they spotted the marijuana growing within a corn field. U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Marysville Border Patrol Station along with Marine Interdiction agents from Port Huron responded to the scene were 58 marijuana plants were located throughout the corn field.
Once on the scene the Border Patrol and Marine Interdiction agents along with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office were directed from the pilots hovering over the corn field to the exact location of the marijuana due to the dense vegetation.
The marijuana plants were confiscated by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office and will be destroyed.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.