BERKELEY, CA - MARCH 25: Marijuana clones are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late yesterday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Investigators in Grayson County say they uprooted a massive marijuana crop that could have yielded about 1,140 pounds of quality marijuana with a street value exceeding $800,000.
The plants ranged in height from 6 feet to 15 feet, each plant covered in numerous "buds" (the part of the plant growers want) and yielding between 1 and 2 pounds per plant.
The Grayson County Sheriff's Office said the operation near Whitesboro, about 60 miles north of Dallas, is believed to be related to a "Mexican cartel operating numerous grows in the Texoma area."
The Mexican cartels don’t play when it comes to protecting their crops.
The sheriff's office has warned hunters and hikers to be careful in rural areas where drug cartels have been known to set booby traps around marijuana crops.