The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of grow fields in the north end of the county and a series of vehicle burglaries on the south end of the county.
On July 25, investigators and the Bay County Sheriff Office personnel conducted aerial surveillance of areas suspected of growing marijuana.
An area located northwest of West Drive in Dalkeith yielded nine marijuana plants approximately four to five feet tall.
Two plants were located behind a residence on Hoover Drive north of Wewahitchka. This discovery led to six additional grows areas in wooded areas north and south of Hoover Drive. Each of these areas yielded between two to nine plants each.
A total of 38 plants were located and removed. Several suspects have been developed and the investigation continues
The GCSO is also investigating a series of vehicle burglaries in the Cape San Blas area that have occurred over the last month. Each report received was a burglary of an unlocked vehicle. Sheriff Joe Nugent encourages folks to lock your vehicle and remove any items of value.
If you observe a suspicious person or vehicle please contact the Sheriff's Office at 850-227-1115.
While a good description is important, please do not put yourself in any danger. If you have information regarding any of the burglaries in the Cape San Blas, Money Bayou, and Indian Pass areas please contact the Sheriff's Office or call Crime Stoppers at 850-785-8477. The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for these burglaries.