Hemp Farmer Arrested

Judge: South Carolina hemp farmer's crop must be protected

Associated Press
December 08, 2019 - 4:16 pm
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a South Carolina hemp farmer's crop must be protected as he awaits trial on a charge he grew the crop in the wrong place.

The State Law Enforcement Division destroyed 10 acres of John Pendarvis' hemp crop in Dorchester County after his arrest on charges he was growing it in a field not registered with the state.

The farmer reported an additional 2 acres of hemp in Marion County.

A judge said it must be harvested and sold and the money held in a trust until Pendarvis' criminal case is resolved.

 

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