ANGLETON, Texas (KTRK) --A big marijuana bust in Brazoria County netted 4,000 plants according to investigators. Eyewitness News obtained exclusive video from inside the operation. Detectives said the plants were capable of growing $5 million dollars' worth of product every single year.
The Brazoria County Narcotics Task Force along with DEA agents, DPS troopers, and Fort Bend County deputies executed 2 search warrants Tuesday. The location is in the 2800 block of County Road 385-J in a rural area. ABC13 visited the street Wednesday which leads into the Brazos River County Park.
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Don Nigbor lives and owns land nearby. He said he met a man last year who claimed to be the property owner. Nigbor said the gentleman told him he was building an estate with a house across the street for his mother.
"I met him on this road right here. He said he wanted to build a house for his mom," said Nigbor. "The only thing we've seen around here was pickup trucks doing maintenance on this estate. A fight promoter from Houston was building this estate and there were some people doing maintenance. They were mowing the grass."
Nigbor said he never did meet or see the man's mother. Instead, he said they built a structure on the property. It was situated far back from the road.
Investigators would not comment on how they discovered the property. They do say there is a person of interest tied to the case. So far, there haven't been any arrests.
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