Search for missing pig leads to marijuana discovery in Carbon County

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Courtesy: Carbon County Sheriff’s Office

CARBON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – What started as a search for a stray pig turned into an unexpected discovery for Carbon County deputies.

According to the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, on September 5, deputies responded to reports of a missing domesticated pig. The pig had been seen running near several homes in the county.

While following the loose pig, deputies stumbled across something they might not have expected: marijuana plants.

Courtesy: Carbon County Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff’s Office then executed a search warrant at the home where the marijuana plants were and collected them as evidence.

“Sheriff Jeff Wood would like to remind residents that even though medical marijuana is already legal in Utah, patients still don’t have the right to grow their own plants,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

“Likewise, recreational cannabis is still illegal in any form in the state,” the post adds.

An investigation is underway.

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