Yet another major marijuana growing farm has been found in Navarro County.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner Monday said this newest one was found only about 250 yards west of the Navarro County Safety rest area on I-45 near Richland.
The marijuana field was located by utilizing the department’s drone after an anonymous tip was received about suspicious activity.
Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives got a search warrant for the area and had been watching the area for several days hoping to see suspects at the suspect location.
Monday the SWAT team, narcotics unit and other deputies conducted the actual raid.
They found an estimated 10,000 marijuana plants, some as high as six feet tall covering about five acres total.
They spent the day eradicating the plants.
The new “farm” was described as fairly sophisticated with camp sites, generators, water pumps and even a fully dressed “figure” lying in a hammock appearing to be armed, holding an assault rifle and appearing to provide security for the location.
A statement released said it appeared that a portion of the marijuana was already being harvested and processed.
The site itself was in an area that required use of a bulldozer to get equipment needed for eradication into the area.
Several such grow areas have previously been found in the county, the most recent on June 12 when about 17,500 marijuana plants were found in southern Navarro County.