Sumter man arrested after FWC finds pot plants in state forest

FWC: Dozens of marijuana pot plants growing in Richloam Wildlife Management area

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SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - A man was arrested after Florida Fish and Wildlife officials said they found the man's marijuana grow site in the Richloam Wildlife Management Area in Sumter County.

Officials said Kenneth Wilson, 61, had been growing dozens of marijuana plants and had hand-dug a well for watering the maturing plants.

FWC officers were able to catch Wilson after conducting surveillance and spotting him dropping off two five-gallon buckets with new plants.

The next morning, FWC said they saw Wilson return to the site to care for the plants.

Officers moved in to arrest Wilson and remove the plants from the area.

Report illegal activity in Florida's wildlife management areas to the FWC Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC.

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