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Repeat Texas pot bust nets more than $5M in plants

WASHINGTON, Texas (AP) - A repeat drug bust at a rural plot in Central Texas has led to the confiscation of about $5.25 million worth of marijuana plants.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies Wednesday seized about 3,500 marijuana plants.

Officials say it's the same 150-acre site between Chappell Hill and Washington where deputies in March confiscated about 48,000 plants. The heavily wooded area is about 75 northwest of Houston.

Sheriff Otto Hanak (HAH'-nik) says nobody has been arrested. The sheriff says the latest crop of marijuana was likely planted around the same time as the other plants seized in March.

A property owner who noticed the plants contacted law officers.

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