By Josh Dulaney
A former illegal marijuana grow farm in Johnston County will go on the auction block next month.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a 19.24-acre lot near Coleman will be available from Sept. 11 to Sept. 13 at an online auction.
An opening bid of $755,006 will start the auction.
“We’re looking to find buyers who will take ownership of this property and use it responsibly, which was certainly not happening under the previous owners,” Johnston County Sheriff Gary Dodd said in a statement. “Let it be known throughout the county that if you use your farm to grow illegally, we will seize it and we will sell it.”