Five fields of marijuana were eradicated off a gated, un-named dirt road off FM-943 in South Polk County.
Five Marijuana Fields Eradicated in South Polk County, SCHWAB CITY, August 6, 2014 - On the morning of August 6, 2014, the Polk County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division was assisted by deputies and other branches of local law enforcement and state and federal law enforcement to eradicate approximately 6,000 marijuana plants that were found by chance. A local in the area reported the discovery of an underground generator and water well that were used to water the marijuana farm. Deputies from the narcotics division of the Polk County Sheriff's Office investigated the area and found five fields of marijuana. According to Polk County Sheriff, Ken Hammack, some of the fields were smaller in size. Police eradicated over 6,000 plants. Hammack stated that most of the plants were mature and many were budding (budding occurs when the plants reach maturity). Hammack stated that some of the plants were over ten feet tall. Additionally, the fields were equipped with camps that had tents and basic living necessities. All the fields had irrigation supplied by an underground water well and generator. Hammack further stated that they have no suspects in custody at this time.
Polk County Sheriff, Ken Hammack (passenger side) makes a friendly gesture to the PolkCountyToday.com camera as he enters the property where 5 fields of marijuana were located.
A horse trailer loaded with marijuana plants exits the property at around noon time.
A trailer completely filled with marijuana is covered by a tarp.
A DPS helicopter was put to use in the search for more marijuana fields in South Polk County.
Polk County Sheriff, Ken Hammack stopped to talk with the PolkCountyToday.com camera.
A patrol unit from Livingston PD exits the property off FM-943 after the eradication was complete.
A Texas State Trooper exits the private property.
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