Florence County law enforcement discover 26 marijuana plants, arrest one

Florence County law enforcement discover 26 marijuana plants, arrest one
Christopher Byran Miles (Source: Florence County Detention Center)
Christopher Byran Miles (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A Scranton man was arrested Wednesday after Florence County deputies found 26 fully-grown marijuana plants in a wooded area near Coward.

According to information from Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone, Christopher Bryan Miles, 38, was charged with manufacturing marijuana. He was released Thursday on a personal recognizance bond.

FCSO deputies located the marijuana grow operation on Wednesday in a wooded area off Friendfield Road, according to Boone. Some of the plants were as tall as 12 feet and could be viewed from the air.

Narcotics investigators estimated the street value of the plants at approximately $200,000.

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