TYLER, Texas — Officials say one person has been arrested in the investigation of an East Texas marijuana plot that’s yielded nearly 5,000 plants.
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Law enforcement personnel worked Tuesday to remove or otherwise destroy the plants found in a wooded area between Tyler and Kilgore.
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office says a tip led officers to the marijuana plot on Monday afternoon. Authorities say a 31-year-old man from Mexico who was captured near the site was detained on a federal immigration hold as part of the investigation.
Tyler is about 90 miles southeast of Dallas.