KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas -- Kaufman County deputies discovered a marijuana grow house during a security check at a residence last week in the Windmill Farms community, located about 24 miles east of Dallas.
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Pat Laney said authorities were called to the home on Nov. 10 for a security check. When deputies arrived, they found water seeping from the garage, front door and through the home’s slab.
Fearing for the safety of the homeowner, the deputies called the Forney Fire Department to help shut off the water and render aid if necessary. However, when crews opened the back door of the home, they found marijuana plants and grow lights.
Laney said the house was solely used to grow marijuana and was not being lived in. She said she could not release its address.
After securing a warrant, investigators got inside and found 200 marijuana plants, each of which was at least 36 inches tall.
“That’s a lot,” Laney said. “The whole house was marijuana plants growing.”
Nobody was home when deputies found the drugs. Laney would not say whether any suspects have been identified, citing the ongoing investigation.