BRENHAM – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has seized more than 3,400 marijuana plants worth nearly $2,000,000.
Sheriff Otto Hanak says his office, along with the Brenham Police Department, Texas Highway Patrol and Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigative Division, executed a search warrant early Monday morning after receiving a tip about marijuana being grown on a 50-acre plot of land in the 11000 block of Palestine Road.
They found several fields of marijuana in various stages of growth, along with evidence the drug traffickers were living in a wooded area near the fields.
Officers seized 3,450 plants ranging from two to eight feet high. The plants are worth approximately $1,725,000 on the street. Officers did not find the drug traffickers.
This makes the 6th marijuana growing operation shut down in Washington County since January 2013.