BISHOPVILLE, Md.- The Worcester County Sheriff's Office says a drug bust has led to the seizure of dozens of marijuana plants and the arrest of the man accused of growing them.
On Aug. 10, the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team executed a search and seizure warrant at a home in Bishopville. Police said that as a result of this search and seizure warrant, a total of 67 marijuana plants were located in a wooded area adjacent to the home. These marijuana plants ranged from 1-foot to 8-feet in height. Police said evidence was also recovered linking the suspect, 32-year-old Jason Vermillion of Bishopville, to these marijuana plants.
According to investigators, a search of Vermillion's home also revealed 38 grams of marijuana, numerous items of paraphernalia, along with multiple firearms. Vermillion was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
Vermillion was ordered held in the Worcester County Jail on a $7,000 bond. The Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team was assisted by the Worcester County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division, Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit, and the Worcester County State's Attorney's Office during the execution of this search and seizure warrant.