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Texas Police Find Massive Grow Operation

Stolen pickup truck leads Texas police to massive grow operation hidden in suburban neighborhood.

(KPRC)  A stolen pickup led Texas deputy constables to a stash house, and investigators made another big discovery at a neighboring home.

Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables said LoJack alerted them to a stolen pickup and they followed it to a home in the 1100 block of Sawgrass Ridge Lane near Grovedale Drive in northwest Harris County.

Investigators said they searched the home and found 21 suspected illegal immigrants inside. The 16 men and women were are from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, according to federal officials.

Deputy constables said they noticed a strong odor coming from a neighboring home and their drug dogs were drawn to it. They said they got a search warrant and discovered an elaborate marijuana grow house.

"It's very elaborate, it has upscale lighting and humidifiers and everything you would need to grow in an optimum way," said Lt. David Escobar.

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