The combined efforts of Texas Game Wardens and law enforcement officers weren’t enough to snag the perpetrators of an illegal marijuana grow operation despite confiscating a full acre of marijuana plants. While a lot can go wrong in a bust of this magnitude, the blame for the missed arrests fell squarely on the shoulders of the world’s most famous of cryptids, the ever-elusive Bigfoot. Who would have suspected that the Sasquatch was such an anti-prohibitionist? In truth, it wasn’t a fondness for marijuana plants that places the missing link in such an awkward position between the police force and an illegal marijuana crop. Rather, Bigfoot was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
6,550 Marijuana Plants Up For Grabs
The Delta County Sheriff’s department along with the Texas Game Wardens were tipped off to the law-flouting crop by a band of hog hunters who recognized that the Cooper Wildlife Management Area was a strange place to stumble upon a field of marijuana plants. The one acre grow site was jam packed with a staggering 6,550 marijuana plants dispelling any misconceptions that this was a one-off rookie enterprise. Texas Game Warden Steve Stapleton explained that the growers must have known what they were doing to have picked the remote area amidst rugged terrain, removed by at least a mile from any road.
A Professional Operation
But the marijuana plants were just a fraction of the scene that police found at the site of the crime alongside the Sulphur River. The team also discovered makeshift shelters in the surrounding trees, stocked with not just the bare necessities but comforts augmented by a series of water systems and generators. The camp site was also heavily camouflaged. After examining the camp grounds, game wardens were able to deduce that the farmers had probably been hard at work on their impressive crops of marijuana plants since May.
Bigfoot as the Unseen Accomplice
While law enforcement officials are patting themselves on the back for confiscating the 6,550 marijuana plants, it’s a somewhat hollow victory. When the hog hunters notified the authorities about the field of marijuana plants a full police bust was organized. Texas state laws can do some serious damage to anyone illegally cultivating marijuana plants, especially with a grow operation of such immense size. The Delta County Sheriff’s Department rallied the dogs and police choppers for a career-defining raid. And that’s where Bigfoot comes in.
It’s difficult to imagine the anti-climax that must have haunted law enforcement when, charging through the thick forests, they were met on their way to the sprawling acre of marijuana plants by a band of Bigfoot hunters, armed with cameras to capture definitive proof of the Sasquatch once and for all. It allowed the growers just enough time to high tail it far away from the scene of the crime, light a few thousand marijuana plants and more than a few decades of jail time. Likewise, it could be said that the police were responsible for obstructing the Bigfoot hunters’ investigation.
The Delta County Sheriff’s Department went home with a bunch of marijuana plants to destroy and the Bigfoot hunters went home with a funny story for the local chapter of the Cryptozoology Society. It’s unconfirmed whether the hog hunters went home with any fresh pork products.