Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Domestic Marijuana Eradication

The Domestic Marijuana Eradication (DME) Program is a federally funded system that directly supports local, state and county law enforcement agencies in the detection, dismantling and eradication of domestically grown marijuana. The DME Program is jointly administered by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement.

The program has been operational for over 20 years and has resulted in the detection of over 34,000 illegal grow sites, eradication of more than 2.7 million marijuana plants valued in excess of $3.2 billion, and the arrest of over 17,000 cultivators in Florida.

Since 2008, the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement has administered disbursements of federal funds originating from the United States Department of Justice to support local, state and county agencies in their efforts to eradicate domestically grown marijuana.