As of Saturday afternoon, Pierce remained lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center. No court date was immediately available.
The search had been prompted by the PCSO helicopter spotting several marijuana plants on the Pierce property from the air. But it took officers on the ground to realize how large the crop really was, according to PCSO Public Affairs Officer Karl Clinard.
Helicopter surveillance led to the discovery of perhaps the largest marijuana crop in recent memory.
“There were 314 individual plants plus 11 pounds that had already been cut,” Clinard said. “That’s a big hit. We’re fighting the drug war on all fronts.”
Pulaski Sheriff Greg Speck was joined by deputies, officers with the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force and Constable Danny Weddle in the search.