BARTON — Police are investigating the theft of a large amount of hemp in Barton.
On Wednesday morning, police were notified that approximately 210 drying hemp plants were taken along with various power tools, from the location.
Police say the loss is estimated to be in excess of $15,000.
According to the report, the victim was identified as Robert Butterfield, of Brownington.
It’s believed the offenders may have transported the plants out of the area by truck and trailer on Wednesday.
The victims are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offenders.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Trooper Drew at 334-8881.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.