Tyler County deputies uncover thousands of pot plants in forest

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by khou.com staff

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Posted on July 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 27 at 11:21 AM

HOUSTON ---The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office found thousands of pot plants inside a forest located east of Hillister, KFDM reported.

The plot contained an estimated 5,000-10,000 marijuana plants, officials said. Some of the plants were 14 feet tall.

Tyler County Sheriff David Hennigan told KFM that a longtime informant provided a tip to the Drug Enforcement Administration about one week ago.

“We got a warrant. He said there are probably 5- to 10,000 marijuana plants. It’s the largest operation ever uncovered in Tyler County and probably one of the largest in East Texas,” he said.

Hennigan told KFDM that they’ve already arrested at least two people and said he believes about seven people tended to the marijuana and lived at campsites near it.

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