(courtesy Austin County Sheriff's Office)

Austin County authorities disrupted a marijuana grow Thursday morning.

At around 8 a.m., the Austin County Sheriff’s Office was called out to a possible marijuana grow field in Cat Spring.

When officers searched the area, they discovered approximately 800 to 1000 marijuana plants, some still growing and others already cut and set to dry.

They also found a small generator and electric water pump, along with electric cords, small black plastic water lines, two small tents and one canopy.

Officers from the Bellville, Sealy, and Wallis police departments, along with the Precinct 2 Constable, destroyed all of the plants, tents, and the canopy.  They also impounded the equipment and had it placed in secure storage.

According to Sheriff Jack Brandes, the marijuana grow was on private property in a heavily wooded area, and was totally unknown by the property owner.  The Sheriff's Office was unable to provide further detail on the location of the marijuana grow.

Sheriff Brandes advises that all citizens watch their property and report suspicious activity to authorities.

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