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Sheriff: $1.7 Million in Marijuana Seized in Texas

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    Authorities say they've seized $1.7 million worth of marijuana plants in a Central Texas drug bust.

    The Washington County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that nearly 3,500 plants were found on a 50-acre property near Navasota. The plants ranged from 2 to 8 feet tall.

    A neighbor tipped off law enforcement to the location of the plants. Authorities say the people responsible might have been living in a nearby wooded area. No arrests have been made.

    The latest drug bust is the sixth time authorities have discovered a marijuana-growing operation in the county since January 2013.