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Family finds drugs on roof, authorities investigating plane crash

Chopper 7 captured video of the plane from above. Chopper 7 captured video of the plane from above.
Hunt County Undersheriff Joe Knight. Photo Source: Brad Kellar with the Herald Banner Hunt County Undersheriff Joe Knight. Photo Source: Brad Kellar with the Herald Banner
HUNT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

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HUNT COUNTY (KLTV) - Four large, black duffle bags, weighing about 100 pounds a piece, containing what the Hunt County Sheriff's Office believes to be about $400,000 worth of marijuana have been found in locations across the northern part of the county.

One family discovered one of the bags on their roof just after 9 a.m. They told Hunt County law enforcement they heard a "thud" on their roof in the early morning, but did not see anything unusual until they checked their roof later that morning once they had daylight.

The news comes after a low-flying aircraft was reported to the county at 5:22 a.m. Monday. Hunt County officials say they checked the area for a possible plane crash, but it was a citizen who found the plane, undamaged, at 7:29 a.m. It was discovered 150' from a runway at the Caddo Mills airport.

The Hunt County Sheriff's Office and federal agents are investigating.

Authorities say a person of interest is in custody on an unrelated charge.

Photo Source: Brad Kellar with the Herald Banner

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