Two Texas men are facing felony marijuana possession charges after the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office discovered what it is calling a high-grade marijuana growing operation in a San Leon home. The house was raided and searched on Nov. 28 by GCSO deputies and members of the agency’s Identification Division and Tactical Response Team. The two men, who are 34 and 43 years old according to reports, were both taken into custody at the scene.
According to the GCSO, the entire residence was dedicated to growing large amounts of marijuana. Deputies say that they found 25 pounds of cultivated marijuana buds and 124 marijuana plants as well as $3,167 in currency and equipment used to cultivate marijuana worth an estimated $15,000. Evidence is also said to have been found that led deputies to a second residence on 16th Street in Bacliff.
The search of the Bacliff house reportedly led to the seizure of a further 4 pounds of cultivated marijuana buds and $3,150 in cash. Both of the men taken into custody appear to have been known to police as media reports indicate that they were named on the search warrant and warrants had been issued for their arrest. The men are charged with being in possession of between 50 and 2,000 pounds of marijuana, and they have both been set bonds of $250,000.
Individuals accused of committing serious drug crimes may feel the urge to cooperate with police when the evidence against them seems overwhelming, but experienced criminal defense attorneys would likely advise them to say nothing until they have spoken with a lawyer. This is because information that is surrendered willingly has no more value and cannot be used to improve the terms of a plea agreement.
Source: KHOU, Deputies discover ‘elaborate, indoor high-grade marijuana grow’ in San Leon, Jamie Galvan, Nov. 29, 2018