Cops Seize 20,000 Pot Plants South of Dallas

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010  |  Updated 8:45 AM CDT
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Cops Seize 20,000 Pot Plants South of Dallas

Ellis County Sheriff's Dept.

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Law enforcement authorities south of Dallas say they've seized nearly 20,000 marijuana plants with a street value of nearly $10 million.

Ellis County Sheriff's Lt. James Saulter said Wednesday that the plants were found across four fields. The plants were mature and ready to harvest, ranging from 4 to 12 feet high.

The plants were found near the border between Ellis and Navarro counties. Three campsites were found among the fields, along with extensive irrigation systems.

No one was arrested.

Saulter told the Waxahachie Daily Light that the discovery was similar to a drug seizure in May in which authorities found 27,000 plants worth about $13.6 million.

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