Governor Perry says no to legalizing marijuana in Texas, what do you think?
A Texas rancher who was inspecting some newly acquired land was shocked to discover a two-acre marijuana farm operating in an isolated corner of his property.
Chambers County, Texas, sheriffs were called after the rancher found the pot farm on land he had recently leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The rancher said that when he appeared across the two cultivated acres, two men fled as he approached.
“When deputies arrived at the clearing,” ABC reported, “they discovered 5,500 marijuana plants with a street value of about $2 million.”
Sheriff Brian Hawthorne of Chambers County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News, “The most impressive thing of it was that it was a pretty elaborate growing operation.”
“There’s no doubt they understood the principles of what it was going to take to create a watering system [and] the environment that they needed to have so as to start the marijuana plants from a seedling,” the officer said.