FBI Hydroponic Marijuana Distribution Operation leaves 24 arrested

Federal, state and local authorities arrested 24 people Tuesday morning after a yearlong investigation into several hydroponic marijuana operations.

Most were from Midland, Odessa and Andrews but several people connected to the drug trafficking rings were arrested in Dallas, New Mexico and California. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and law enforcement officers believe most of the marijuana was being supplied from California and was transported to Ruidoso, N.M., before being shipped into the Permian Basin.

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