Hemp farms in Tennessee have grown exponentially over the past few years. According to the TN Department of Agriculture there are over 3,000 hemp farms in Tennessee (and a few in neighboring states) as of May 2020. Issues can arise with this type of rise in hemp production. One of these issues can be theft of said hemp plants. Although motion censored lights and cameras can help catch or deter thieves, armed security is better to ensure complete protection. Covert Results has professional armed security officers experienced in guarding hemp production farms. 

According to WKRN, Crime against hemp farms in Tennessee has increased from 266 thefts in 2018 to 2,900 in 2019. These farms are under attack due to the nature of the plant. Hemp comes from the same plant as the illegal substance, marijuana. However, hemp has a THC concentration of 0.3% or lower and marijuana has higher levels (they range depending on the strain and where the plant is grown). Hemp is used to create commercial and industrial products, hemp oil is known as a popular remedy to improve acne, treat cancer, and slow the progression of heart disease and Alzheimer’s. It also has anti-anxiety properties and can even be used to safely calm dogs. The main reason hemp plants are often the victim of theft is because one plant can yield anywhere from $50,000 to $150,000 in profits. 

In White County Tennessee a farm lost approximately $50,000 worth of hemp that was already sold. The thieves brought multiple tote bags and were able to make off with about 200 pounds of the crop. A lot of stolen hemp is sold on the black market similar to how illegal marijuana is dispersed. In Cheatham County criminals targeted a hemp farm, stealing hemp priced at $400 per pound. The loss to these farmers was about $14,000. Yet another farm in Madison County had nearly $92,000 worth of hemp stolen from that property. These thieves were in and out in about 4 minutes according to the owner. Criminals can take their time and case a property for days. Covert Results is here to provide assistance to anyone who may need protection for their hemp farm. 

Covert Results is an armed security company with years of experience. Our team is comprised of a group of highly trained guards who are well versed in the subject of hemp. We even have a few trial experts who speak on the differences between hemp and marijuana. Covert knows exactly how to help those who are just starting out or those that need to beef up their existing security. As of now we have the ability to patrol the property, provide armed security for those who may enter the property, and keep documentation of anything that occurs. 

We now have a new dedicated office in Clarksville, located with Patton and Pittman, 101 N. Third Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Covert Results is available to advise on how we could help your case, give pricing for the type of work you’re looking for, and even answer questions on how you could help yourself to mitigate the situation. If you or your attorney find yourself asking about private investigations, professional armed security, or handgun training, please email, call, or visit our website.

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