2,400 marijuana plants found in southeast Missouri sweep

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. | A three-day marijuana eradication effort in southeast Missouri led authorities to nearly 2,400 plants.

The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports the recent operation involved nearly 25 officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Missouri State Highway Patrol, SEMO Drug Task Force, U.S. Forest Service and sheriff's offices in Ripley and Butler counties.

The operation focused primarily on public lands, including Mark Twain National Forest. One person was arrested for cultivating marijuana; another was arrested on a methamphetamine-related charge.