Deputies: Almost $8 million worth of marijuana found

WALKER COUNTY (KTRK) -- The Walker County Sheriff's Office says they discovered 5,255 marijuana plants on a man's property Friday.

According to deputies, the owner of the property called authorities after he discovered the plants.

Almost $8 million in marijuana plants and a makeshift campsite were found, deputies said.

Investigators said a Hispanic male fled into a heavily wooded area after deputies identified themselves.

The deputies were unable to locate the suspect. He's described as 6'2", black hair, last seen wearing blue jeans and a light-colored t-shirt, possibly in his late 20's or early 30's.

Anybody with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Walker County Sheriff's Office at 936-435-2400.

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