Law enforcement officials out of Fort Bend County in Texas are stating
that multiple suspects have been arrested in a drug bust operation. The
drug bust is particularly noteworthy in that the Sheriff’s Office
claims to have located and seized more than $2,000,000 worth of
marijuana plants and related gear.
According to the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force, several homes were
labeled as suspected “grow houses” throughout Fort Bend County
and Harris County. Authorities have released four specific neighborhood
blocks that were listed as suspect. The search warrants issued to law
enforcement officials were apparently approved in September.
At least three of the homes searched have been confirmed as grow houses
with ample equipment used for the cultivation and growth of marijuana
in large quantities. Weapons and cash stores were also allegedly found
at these same three homes. A fourth location searched by the task force
allegedly contained multitudes of marihuana plants. It is not known at
this time if other homes were searched within the same drug bust operation
but did not yield arrests.
Between the 750+ marihuana plants and stockpiles of equipment, the agents
believe the total value of the operation must be greater than $2 million.
At least three suspects have been charged with
felony drug offenses, including
possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. It is believed that the preliminary
charges will be expanded upon in due time, possibly including drug trafficking
and drug distribution charges. Penalties upon conviction of just one felony
are likely to include at least one year of prison time. The more severe
and numerous the charges, the greater the prison sentence and fines.
For more information about this ongoing case, you can
click here to view a full article posted by
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