Drug Raid Snuffs Out Minor Grow Operation

A Winnsboro man was arrested earlier this month and charged with manufacturing marijuana after investigators with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office discovered six marijuana plants on his property on Douglas Road.

According to an incident report from the Sheriff’s Office, Troy Richard Moore, 45, of 1076 Douglas Road was apprehended June 13 after the Sheriff’s Office and agents from the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) raided the property and found the plants. Moore was taken into custody and transported to the Fairfield County Detention Center. The plants were later destroyed.

“Marijuana eradication is something we concentrate on every spring and summer,” said Capt. Brad Douglas of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. “Fairfield County is a very rural area and is naturally conducive to marijuana cultivation. It’s something the Sheriff takes very seriously and we dedicate some time to it every spring and summer.”

Douglas added that the Douglas Road raid was the byproduct of a search for a much larger grow operation.