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$9 Million in Marijuana Found by Deer Hunters in Field

Deer Hunters near College Station stumbled upon $9 million field of marijuana while putting up new blinds, totaling 18,000 marijuana plants.

According to The Eagle Madison County Sheriff Travis Neeley said the plants — which ranged from 2 to 6 feet tall — were discovered “way back in the woods” Friday by hunters who’d leased the land and were exploring locations to set up deer blinds.

The hunters immediately contacted the owner of the 600 acres of the leased land, and the landowner then called the sheriff’s office to report the illegal plants, Neeley said.

“This is the largest [marijuana operation] in this county anyone can remember,” he said. “It appears it’s been going on for about three years and they’ve been producing about $9 million a year.”

Jeff Tom

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