Bosque County Sheriff’s Office discovered a marijuana grow operation near Meridian State Park.
According to the Bosque County Sheriff, the bust happened Thursday at a property next to the State Park. The Sheriff’s department was tipped off by a citizen who saw the plants.
When agencies arrived,they saw two men run from the area. A perimeter was set up, and a tracking dog was called in. However, they were unable to find the men.
At the scene, Bosque Sheriff’s Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens, State Park Police, Constable Pct. 1 , Meridian Police Department and Clifton Police Department found 30,000 immature marijuana plants. Officials estimate the plants would be worth between $10 million and $12 million if fully grown.
The pot farm used water from Bee Creek. Officials found a generator and two water pumps at the operation site. The generator was buried in a hole, and the water pumps were painted to camouflage the equipment.
A campsite was also found at the scene. Officials estimate there was enough food and gas to survive for a month.
All of the plants were pulled up and destroyed on site. Additional evidence was collected from the scene in hopes of identifying the suspects.
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