Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force Seeks Assistance

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Published on July 9 2012 11:17 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham-based Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force (SEIDTF) would like to request assistance from the public in identifying possible illegal cannabis plant grow operations.

Traditionally, this time of the year has seen an increase in those individuals attempting to cultivate cannabis plants, especially in the rural areas of the counties and many times hidden among legitimate crop fields.

SEIDTF Agents would ask if you observe what you believe to be cannabis plants or what you
believe to be suspicious activity, to please contact their office. SEIDTF Agents caution the public from attempting to destroy suspected cannabis plants or confront individuals they may
encounter in and around discovered cannabis plants.

Information that would be beneficial to the SEIDTF includes, location of the suspected cannabis plant grow operation and descriptions of any persons and vehicles (license plate state and number) seen in the area of the cannabis plant grow operation.

Once again, SEIDTF would like to thank the public in advance for their assistance. In addition,
if anyone has any information concerning the production, uses, and/or sale of illegal substances, please contact the SEIDTF at 217-342-2292 Extension 223. You may remain anonymous while providing information pertaining to suspicious drug activity.