A report of theft in a Northern Grimes subdivision last month quickly blossomed into what may be a huge drug manufacturing ring.
Grimes County Sheriff’s Investigator Kendal Pitman says, a patrol deputy dispatched to a residence in the Peaceful Place Subdivision on Wednesday, December 14th smelled a strong odor of marijuana. That led to obtaining a search warrant that revealed scores of marijuana plants growing in several rooms. It also led investigators to another home on County Road 134.
Pitman says a person contacted at that second location admitted pot was also growing in that house and a barn next door. That led to a third home on County Road 130, and a fourth, the next day, again in Peaceful Place; all actively growing and harvesting marijuana; 590 plants in all, with an estimated street value of a million bucks.
Four Cuban immigrants were arrested and charged with Possession of 50 to 2,000 Pounds of Marijuana and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. One is from Houston; One Katy; another hasn’t been in the country long enough to have an address. But Pitman tells Navasota News, all of them spent some time here.
Each of the growhouses had a room that was living quarters where someone stayed to oversee the plants. And because all four were able to post a total of $160,000 bond the following Sunday, Pitman says unnamed outside agencies are actively investigating where all of this may lead.
And just as soon as we find out, you’ll hear about it, right here on Navasota News.