Smith County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies are on scene of a marijuana grow in the northeastern part of the county.
The site is located near the city of Gladewater at the Smith County-Upshur County line.
Law enforcement officials found more than 4,000 marijuana plants. The grow site will be eradicated by the end of the day, Sheriff Larry Smith said.
The people growing the plants also had an irrigation system up to where a pump would take water from a nearby creek. the grow is believed to have been in place since the start of summer, according to Smith.
No arrests have been made, but at least three or four people were believed to have been living at a campsite on the property. The landowner was not aware of the grow on their site.
A helicopter is assisting in the removal of the grow.
Sheriff Smith stated the operation was similar to other busts in East Texas. In the last year, more than 22,000 marijuana plants have been found in the region.
Local, state and federal agencies were involved in the search.
KETK will bring you more information as it becomes available.