POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - After the discovery of a major marijuana growing operation was uncovered Friday night, law enforcement officials are now going further deep into the investigation.
According to a press release by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the discovery was made along Stallion Station Road, near Long King Creek, just south of Livingston, when sheriff's deputies and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) were conducting fly-overs looking for marijuana fields.
It's estimated that 17,000 young plants are spread among two fields.
When a tactical team entered the woods Saturday morning, no suspects were found, but officers recovered the evidence and equipment at a camp. The investigation is still ongoing.
This is the second major drug raid in East Texas this week after Sabine County authorities uncovered more than 10,000 pot plants on Thursday during a training exercise.