Hundreds of marijuana plants have been discovered in Carteret County. In fact the sheriff says it is one of the largest discovery of pot plants in recent years.
Authorities say a state Highway Patrol helicopter located four plots of marijuana plants in the middle of a pine field off Wetherington Landing Road Wednesday.
Officials say once they reached the plots by foot they uncovered almost 13-hundred marijuana plants, some of them were as tall as six-feet high.
Authorities say if the plants were allowed to fully mature they would have an estimated street value of $1 million.