Based on a tip that they thought would lead them to a couple hundred marijuana plants, federal agents found over 10,000 marijuana plants on land owned by a local utility yesterday. That's the largest crop haul the Dallas area has ever seen, and it follows two other recent grow busts. From a Dallas Morning News article:
On July 12, DEA agents found 325 pot plants a few hundred yards from their office near Spur 482 and Stemmons Freeway. A day earlier, Richardson police found 1,100 marijuana plants inside a house.
And it doesn't sound like it was an easy job to pull up all those plants:
On Saturday, 50 investigators from 10 law enforcement agencies dug up the plants by hand. Marijuana plants have deep root systems, making the work difficult.