Hunters dodge bullets after stumbling upon pot farm
Posted at: 09/17/2012 6:55 PM
| Updated at: 09/17/2012 10:26 PM
By: Danielle Flores, KOB.com
Torrance County authorities continue to search for several people who shot at two hunters who stumbled upon a massive marijuana growing operation in the Manzano Mountains.
The brothers said they were looking for a place to hunt when they stumbled onto a field of nearly 300 marijuana plants near Tajique Sunday night.
According to officials, four individuals allegedly fired multiple rounds of shots at the brothers soon after.
Deputies and New Mexico State Police have been on the search for group since 6 a.m. Monday morning. They said the individuals are believed to be armed.
Authorities said the plants appear to have been growing for quite some time; each plant is about four-feet wide and six to eight-feet tall. At this time, it is unsure if the individuals were just guarding the crops or if they were the ones growing the marijuana.
The Torrance County sheriff said they have secured the fields. They will begin to remove all the marijuana plants on Tuesday.