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      College students help seize nearly $250,000 in pot bust

      The Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit conducted their bi-annual "State Marijuana Eradication" program this week.

      The multi-jurisdictional operation ended with the seizure of 229 plants, collected from throughout Seneca County.

      The "product" seized has an estimated street value of approximately $229,000.00.

      ??Today??s efforts were just a small example of our accomplishments with working together with all the local & state law enforcement agencies to combat against drugs in our communities?? Seneca County Sheriff William Eckelberry said.

      ??This was also a great opportunity for our internship program. Interns from Tiffin University and Heidelberg University also participated in this year??s Eradication Program. It gives them a chance to experience the proactive side of law enforcement and a sense of accomplishment you get from helping your community," Seneca Co. Sheriff??s Office Lead investigator Sgt. Donald Joseph said.

      The Seneca County Drug Task Force - METRICH Enforcement encourages anyone with tips to call them into the Unit Crime Hotline at 1-877-446-Drug.