UPDATE: Men were camping in Wood County marijuana fields
POSTED: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:22am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:48am
WOOD COUNTY — Officials tell KETK crews on the scene that up to three hispanic men were camping in the marijuana fields.
Officers found hammocks amid the pot plants near a house, along with a well they were using to irrigate the fields.
It is unclear at this time whether the men were living in the home. The identity of these men is still unknown.
KETK will continue to update this story as the details emerge.
Wood County Sheriff officials tell KETK several acres of marijuana fields were found on County Road 3824, just off of FM 14.
Officials say Deputy David Barber was following up on another case, when he ran into a couple of people in a field who began to run away.
While in pursuit, Barber came upon a few fields of pot. Officials say there are two large fields and one small one, adding up to several acres.
The subjects managed to elude the officer, and are still on the run. Their identities are unknown at this time.
Authorities are sending in helicopters and front end loaders to remove the marijuana and are investigating the incident.
KETK has a crew on the way and will provide more details as they come in.