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East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

East Texas authorities say they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.

Chief Deputy Byron Lyons from the Polk County Sheriff's Office tells KHOU-TV in Houston that the fields were part of a sophisticated growing operation that used water from a creek to hydrate the marijuana plants.

A campground was also found on the site.

A deer hunter stumbled across the fields Saturday near the town of Goodrich, which is about 70 miles northeast of Houston.

Authorities say one man found in the woods has been arrested. The suspect's name has not been released.

Inmates from the county jail helped authorities pull up the plants and clear away the fields.  (Information in the following story is from: KHOU-TV, http://www.khou.com)

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