A Georgia pot farm and an arresting officer's pants ended up in flames on Thursday during a $15 million dollar marijuana bust. Police were in the midst of a flyover search, and spotted 51-year-old John Wicker using gasoline to torch marijuana plants at his home. The convicted felon started burning the evidence after noticing the police helicopter.
A Georgia State Patrol trooper tried to arrest Wicker, but his pants were set on fire by nearby flmaes. Police found 19 marijuana plants inside of his home, along with two firearms. Police in the helicopter were astounded by the 3 to 4 acre grow operation. In total, they seized 12,887 plants worth an estimated $15 million.
Wicker was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, misdemeanor obstruction and tampering with evidence. 31-year-old Miguel Silva and 19-year-old Angel Ramirez were also arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana after police saw them hopping a fence about a half a mile away from the farm.