Law enforcement officers said they raided a huge marijuana-growing operation in Texas Monday.
Federal, state, and local officials found the plants, some as high as 10 feet, growing atop levees on Chambers Creek in Navarro County, Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
The plants were being irrigated by water pumped from a network of hoses, Chief Deputy Mike Cox of the county sheriff’s department said. Authorities found two camp sites nearby but neither was occupied.
Three other marijuana operations were discovered in Navarro and Ellis counties this month, and the four raids yielded 21,000 pot plants worth about $31.4 million, Cox said.
The operations discovered before Monday were connected to Mexican drug cartels, Texas and local officials said.