Last updateFri, 22 Jan 2016 2pm

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 DPS Criminal Investigations Division (CID) agents seized approximately 700 marijuana plants from an outdoor location off FM 2016 near CR 427 Friday.

CID agents received an anonymous tip describing a possible grow site earlier this week. Investigators utilized DPS aircraft to pinpoint the exact location of the outdoor grow, and then conducted a joint eradication operation with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler Police Department, US Attorney’s  Eastern District, ICE/HIS, Smith County District Attorney’s Office and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  No arrests have been made at this time; however, the investigation is ongoing.

Individuals with information about possible marijuana cultivation – indoor or outdoor – are encouraged report such activities to law enforcement officials.