Thousands of marijuana plants have been seized from East Texas, where police say there has been a recent surge in the number of illegal pot farms.
At least 5,000 plants were recovered from a farm near I-20 and County Road 336, which led police to discover two more marijuana grow sites nearby.
State Representative Bryan Hughes told KLTV that state police are cracking down on marijuana farms near the Texas-Mexico border, and he believes that crackdown has led marijuana farmers to migrate to East Texas.
“The fact that it’s right here near the interstate, that we drive up and down all the time, it just really underscored what a problem it is and how easy it is to hide an operation this size,” Hughes said.
Illegal marijuana farms, a growing problem in East Texas.
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