Home»Legal Encounters»Hunters find over 18,000 cannabis plants in Central Texas

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.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

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
Contact Stephen via email at TXCann@gmail.com

The following two tabs change content below.

Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

Latest posts by Stephen Carter (see all)

Comments

comments

Previous post

Harvard Study: Intelligence, cognition unaffected by heavy marijuana use

Next post

Cannabis industry's first private equity firm raises $7 million