$250K in pot off the streets after bust near downtown Houston


by KHOU.com Staff


Posted on September 6, 2012 at 6:15 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 6 at 6:47 AM

HOUSTON – Officials continued their investigation Thursday morning after an overnight pot bust turned up about $250,000 in marijuana.

Harris County Pct. 6 Deputy Constables along with officers from the Houston Police Department made the bust around midnight, according to a Pct. 6 spokesman.

Deputies said more than a hundred plants, averaging three to four feet tall, were found in a warehouse southeast of downtown.

“We also found some packaged marijuana – about 30 five gallon packages,” said Lt. Julio Banda. “Plus we found an additional 60 to 70 stored away in a refrigerator.”

Pct. 6 took one person, a man, into custody at the scene. Deputies said the individual lived in the facility and even had a washing machine and clothes.

Officials said the man was not cooperating with their investigation.

Deputies credited the report of nearby stolen car with leading them to the warehouse.

It was around 7 p.m. Wednesday a deputy constable was looking for a possible stolen car on Lamar Street at Palmer Street when he smelled marijuana coming from the warehouse. A search warrant was obtained a short time later, and officers moved in.

Officials said no other suspects have been identified in the case.