Caldwell couple arrested for illegal marijuana growing operation

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CALDWELL, Tex. (KBTX) - A Caldwell husband and wife are facing charges after an illegal marijuana growing operation was discovered by law enforcement.

Robert Lee Lange Jr., 50, and his wife Stephanie Novelle Pearson Lange, 45, were arrested by the Burleson County Sheriff's Office. Investigators found nearly 70 marijuana plants, as well as pieces of the plants, at two addresses on Sundown Road near Chriesman.

Investigators said an outside source tipped them off to the illegal growing operation. The sheriff's office also said that the pair tired to conceal or destroy some of the marijuana plants.

Both Robert and Stephanie Lange are out of jail on bond.