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Bosque County Sheriff’s Office uncover estimated $12 million grow operation

Posted: 3:02 PM, Jul 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-01 22:43:45Z

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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