Law enforcement officials in Texas are still for the most part operating on the premise that the growing, use and sale of marijuana is a major public danger requiring strict enforcement efforts. That fact surfaced in Cooke County very recently when authorities seized what they alleged to be $4 million worth of marijuana plants in a home and arrested a male resident for drug possession, manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. Reportedly, they seized about 817 marijuana plants in various stages of growth.
Neighbors who were interviewed expressed surprise and stated that the 55-year-old suspect pretty much stayed to himself. Authorities touted the seizure as the "largest drug bust" in county history. The Sheriff also pointed to the large seizure of marijuana as proof of what his office can do to "curb the illegal drug activity" in the county.