The Item: News - Lee sheriff, SLED find 856 marijuana plants: "The Lee County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation and is being assisted by SLED and the state Department of Natural Resources, Simon said.
Area military also assisted local and state authorities in removing the plants on Wednesday.
'SLED didn't have a helicopter big enough to do it,' Simon said. 'The military helicopter was able to pull the plants out, and we have burned all the plants. We have video where we are able to show the marijuana has been destroyed.'
The property owner is not a suspect in the case, he said."