$60 million in marijuana found growing in Erath County
A recently discovered marijuana growing operation in Erath County has officials wondering if any arrests will be made.
Authorities raided a 10 acre plot of public land last week and discovered around 10,000 marijuana plants which they estimated as being worth $60 million.
“The marijuana plants were growing between corn stalks and other vegetation,” DPS spokesman Dub Gillum said. “Whoever did this was trying to camouflage it.”
“This is a slow-moving puzzle,” he said. “It’s a complicated case because it involves the local, state and federal authorities.”
“We are hitting the cartels pretty hard so domestically-grown marijuana like this has increased over the years,” Gillum said.
Calling Friday’s seizure in Erath County a “significant” case, Gillum said it is the largest he has seen in the 25 years he has been involved with local law enforcement according to Stephenville Empire-Tribune.
“It’s hard to imagine one person was responsible for all of this,” Gillum said.
The plants have been taken to an undisclosed location where they will be dried and weighed.
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