Marijuana Grow Operation Found In Davy Crockett National Forest
Nearly 3,700 marijuana plants were discovered and destroyed on Tuesday. The Houston County Sheriff's Office received a tip about a grow operation which led to multiple organizations working together to remove the illegal plants from the park.
Together, the Houston County Sheriff's Office deputies, Texas Parks & Wildlife game wardens, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and officers from the U.S. Forest Service's Law Enforcement Division and Lufkin Police Department located a grow of about 3,700 plants in the eastern part of Houston County. No suspects were present or arrested in relation to the grow however, the evidence collected is being used to attempt to identify the suspect(s).
Houston County Sheriff, Darrel Bobbitt, spoke of the marijuana growers in a press release saying, "They have no regard for the safety of others or wildlife. If anyone should find such a place in the woods that are similar to the photos shown, you are urged to leave the area immediately and contact your local authorities."