Approximately 3,000 pot plants weighing 179 pounds were discovered and removed in a joint operation in Dallas, Texas. Shortly afterward, Major Max Geron, a 25-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, tweeted aerial photos of the confiscated cannabis, asking if anyone was “missing their weed.”
The Aerial Discovery of 3,000 Pot Plants
The Dallas Police helicopter, Air One, discovered the marijuana grow operation in a remote area of Southeast Dallas on Friday, October 13.
The Dallas Narcotics Division—with the assistance of Air One, the Southeast Bike Unit and the Dallas Fire Department Swift Water Team—handled the removal of more than 179 pounds of cannabis plants.
According to Texas officials, approximately 3,000 pot plants were uprooted and are set to be destroyed.
Air One has previously worked on missions looking for missing people, recovering stolen cars, as well as assisting officers on the ground.
Dank Discoveries in Dallas
In 2016, Dallas police uncovered a larger marijuana grow operation in the Mountain Creek area, leading to the discovery (and subsequent removal) of more than 5,000 plants.
Later that year, Texas game wardens discovered a large-scale operation in Menard County, about 150 miles northwest of Austin. Authorities seized about 40,000 marijuana plants worth millions of dollars.
Authorities who discovered the latest marijuana grow site said no suspects have been found.
Social Media Call For Suspects
Perhaps, the Dallas police department was hoping that a suspect might call the station—in order to reclaim their 3,000 pot plants.
After Friday’s discovery, Dallas police department member Maj. Max Geron (@MaxDPD) urged anyone who might be missing their marijuana to “call us.”
He tweeted, “Are you missing your weed? Call us. Over 3000 marijuana plants found by @DPDAir1 in a remote area of Southeast Div. #NoMoGrow @ChiefHaleDPD.”
Final Hit: Texas Officials Post Sarcastic Tweet After Removing 3,000 Pot Plants
If those 3,000 pot plants belong to you, please do not turn yourself in. Repeat: Do not turn yourself in. Social media can be an easy way for cops to find drug suspects. Recently, a man was charged after posting his drug deals on Facebook Live. And while Texas has announced that its first medical marijuana dispensary will open in December, non-patient tokers still face harsh legal penalties. Those 3,000 pot plants, weighing in at 179 pounds, could land the owner with a Second Degree felony, punishable by a mandatory minimum of no less than two years with a maximum sentence of 20 years and/or a $10,000 fine.
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