Agents From All Levels of Law Enforcement Team Up in Marijuana Eradication, GOODRICH, July 29, 2014 - Federal, state, and local law enforcement teamed up to complete the eradication of 100,197 marijuana plants found in 29 fields in the town of Goodrich just a few short miles south of Livingston. Investigators found more generators and more pumps in what seemed like the center of the marijuana universe. The operation was elaborate and sophisticated; complete with irrigation from a nearby creek, fertilizer, and farmers to work the crops. At time of press, only one arrest has been made (suspect pictured below) as the investigation continues. The entire operation was quite elaborate and apparently very efficiently run.
Editor's Comment: I find it quite amazing and very scary to know that an operation of this size and magnitude, probably run by a drug cartel, could happen right under our noses in broad daylight (right next to a major highway). It's obvious that the operation has been going on for quite sometime. This operation was found by accident. It's a scary thought to think of the possibility of what else may be out there that's undetected.
Rene Carbajal Burrisqueta, 26, of Houston
Man Arrested from Massive Marijuana Grow, GOODRICH, July 29, 2014 - So far there's been one arrest in possible connection with the massive marijuana grow that was discovered in Goodrich over the weekend. The suspect was spotted in the woods around the grow and fled police who were able to catch and detain him. Rene Carbajal Burrisqueta is currently being held in Polk County Jail for evading arrest detention.
Marijuana Harvest to Continue as More Fields Found, GOODRICH, July 28, 2014 - Thus far, with the use of a DPS helicopter, detectives have found sixteen marijuana fields. Evidence at the grows suggest that the caretakers of the marijuana were there just before law enforcement arrived. Food supplies, cell phone charges, makeshift clothes lines, tents, fresh cut vegetables, work boots, slippers, toilet paper and other items were in plain sight for investigators. Detectives spotted three men a short distance from one of the fields and were able to apprehend one. Hound dogs from the Texas Department of Corrections were brought in to help track the men along with the use of a helicopter. Water pumps and generators as well as an elaborate and sophisticated irrigation system was in place to cultivate the illegal plants. The harvest will continue in the morning (June 29).
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