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Police nab $1 million of pot in suburban Houston

Published On: Mar 02 2013 02:28:21 PM CST
Texas News - spotlight

MISSION BEND, Texas (AP) - Police in a suburb of Houston have busted two marijuana growing operations they estimated had a street value of more than $1 million.
    
Agents with the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force arrested 35-year-old Joseph Milton Rowland on Thursday. The Houston Chronicle reports Rowland has been charged with possession of marijuana and is being held on a $50,000 bail.
    
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says agents began an investigation after noticing suspicious activity in the neighborhood. When the agents entered the two homes with a search warrant they found what they described as a sophisticated pot-growing operation.
    
Agents seized 234 plants, indoor lighting, scales, water pumps, fans, power inverters and equipment used for the packaging and sale of pot.