Navarro County Sheriff`s Office has located another large domestic marijuana growing operation
in Navarro County. Sheriff Elmer Tanner announced the find in a news
release on Monday.
illegal marijuana growing operation was located in a heavily wooded
area approximately 250 yards west of the Texas Department of
Transportation Navarro County Safety Rest Area on South I-45 near
marijuana field was located by utilizing the departmentís drone
after an anonymous tip was received of suspicious activity in the
Narcotics Detectives obtained a search warrant for the location and
since have been conducting surveillance operations on the location
for several days in an attempt to observe suspects at the location.
Monday, a search warrant was executed by our SWAT team, narcotics
unit, and other departmental personnel.
Deputies eradicated a field of about 10,000 marijuana plants in
various stages of growth up to 6 feet tall that encompassed
approximately 5 acres in southern Navarro County.
is the second large domestic marijuana growing operation that the
NCSO has seized since June.
NCSO previously located approximately 17,500 marijuana plants in
another large marijuana field in southern Navarro County on June 12,
was a fairly sophisticated operation with camps sites, portable
generators, water pumps as well as placing a fully dressed figure
lying in a hammock appearing to be armed, holding an assault type
rifle appearing to provide security for the location. A portion of
the marijuana was already beginning to be harvested and processed.
This grow site was in such a remote area that a bulldozer had to be
utilized to access the location so we could get equipment into the
will continue to seek these illegal domestic marijuana grows in our
county and remain diligent in eradicating this type of criminal
activity in our county," said Sheriff Elmer Tanner. "I am very
proud of our officerís efforts and dedication to duty in braving
extreme heat to ensure that this marijuana crop does not ever hit our
streets. Good job guys."