The Sabine County Sheriff’s Office and multiple other agencies were able to locate thousands of marijuana plants during a coordinated search on Thursday morning.
The multi-agency training exercise held in Sabine County led authorities to more than 5,000 plants near Highway 21, according to the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office. The plants were in various stages of growth.
Lufkin Police Department spokeswoman Jessica Pebsworth stated their department was assisting through a mutual aid agreement through federal agencies.
“Anytime a situation like this arises for marijuana eradication, our special response team goes out and helps,” said Pebsworth.
The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, DEA, National Guard, U.S. Forest Service and DPS were also involved in the operation.