Authorities discovered 3700 marijuana plants in Houston County’s national forest on Tuesday.
A joint operation consisting of local, state, and federal agencies located the marijuana grow on the eastern portion of the forest.
Sheriff Darrel Bobbit said everyone that uses the Davy Crockett National Forest, whether hiking, hunting or sightseeing, should be vigilant and extremely cautious.
The teams involved pulled the marijuana plants and delivered them to a safe area where they will be destroyed.
No people were present at the time of operation, but evidence was obtained and is being processed in an effort to identify people of interest.
The sheriff also urges visitors if they discover another such place to leave the area immediately and contact local authorities at 936-544-2862.
The Sheriff’s Office, Texas Game Wardens, Department of Public Safety, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Forrest Service Law Enforcement Division and members of the Lufkin Police assisted with the operation.