Hunters find over 18,000 cannabis plants in Central Texas
A group of hunters who were headed out to set up deer blinds in Madison County stumbled upon a very large grow operation, 18,400 cannabis plants to be exact.
They reported their find to authorities and the sheriff’s department then confiscated the op which was along FM 247 just north of Huntsville.
The crop was estimated to be worth $9 million.
No one has been arrested but it is suspected that drug cartels are involved.
Also found were 13 bags of fertilizer, 3,000 feet of irrigation piping, a generator, hygiene products, tents and batteries, which were at a nearby campsite.
Madison County Sheriff Travis Neeley believes the land has been in use for growing the plants for the past three years.
By: Stephen Carter
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