- Category: News
- Published on 08 August 2014
- Written by Jim Bardwell
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.