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Marijuana plants seized in Cass County

Several pounds of what is suspected to be harvested marijuana were seized in Cass County on Saturday.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force and Leech Lake Tribal Police executed a search warrant at a Wilkinson Township residence where Gregory Benson, 35, was arrested.

Law enforcement found several items consistent with growing marijuana and marijuana plants. The marijuana was located in a “sophisticated” drying system, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Guns were also located on the premises.

Benson was transported to the Cass County Detention Center and released on bail. Formal charges are pending.

An ongoing investigation resulted in seizure of approximately 130 large marijuana plants on public land in Leech Lake Township.