In the Heat of the Night: Season 5, Episode 9

Sparta Gold (3 Dec. 1991)

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Bubba stumbles upon a marijuana growing operation, later found to be led by a Sheriff's Office deputy.



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Episode credited cast:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Barney Meacham
Anthony D'Amato ...
Darryl 'Ninja' Meacham (as Anthony Haynes)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annette Coleman ...
Mrs. Lasso
Ron Culbreth ...
Officer Luann Corbin (as Crystal Fox)
Deputy Aaron Pruitt
Jerome Keane ...
Mr. Lasso
Bill Luhrs ...
Clive Allisond


Warning shots are fired at Captain Bubba Skinner and Mary Ellen Lasso at a remote picnic area. Investigation shows they have wandered onto a prime location for marijuana growth. The weed is so rich it is called "Sparta Gold" and is harvested mainly for export. Written by richardann

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3 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Samson and Delilah, the Sparta PD's two drug sniffing German Shepherd dogs, are introduced in this episode. See more »


When Jamison and Sweet are sitting in their car on stakeout, they are discussing how long the marijuana business has been going on. The Chief responds to them over the radio from the station, even though neither officer had made their remarks over the radio. See more »

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