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Our local lawmen were busy this weekend putting a major illicit drug business out of commission in Newton County.

A grow house operation was taken down earlier in the week when police found more than 1,000 marijuana plants on a south Newton County property. Police estimated that the grow house was generating $8 million a month in business.

That's a lot of pot.

Two people have been arrested and the investigation continues as officers seek the property owners and others involved.

Kudos to the Newton County Sheriff's Office and its Crime Suppression Unit for a job well done.