POTTSBORO — Denison police on Thursday announced the seizure of more than $50,000 worth of marijuana and $30,000 in cash from a home north of Pottsboro. Law enforcement said they searched the house, located in the 85700 block of U.S. Highway 289 on the Preston Peninsula, based on tips they received over the course of a yearlong investigation. Three vehicles were taken by police, as well as nearly 50 cannabis plants in various stages of cultivation. A toddler was removed from the residence and released to a relative.

POTTSBORO — Denison police on Thursday announced the seizure of more than $50,000 worth of marijuana and $30,000 in cash from a home north of Pottsboro. Law enforcement said they searched the house, located in the 85700 block of U.S. Highway 289 on the Preston Peninsula, based on tips they received over the course of a yearlong investigation. Three vehicles were taken by police, as well as nearly 50 cannabis plants in various stages of cultivation. A toddler was removed from the residence and released to a relative.


"There was a growing system — a ventilation system — inside the house, and we also recovered over four pounds of finished product," said Denison Police Department Lt. Mike Eppler. "There was a male and a female both living at the house. We were assisted in the investigation by the Sherman Police Department Narcotics Unit as well."


Eppler said a 30-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were arrested on third degree felony charges and booked into the Grayson County Jail. Additional charges may be filed. Authorities said they uncovered a 12-gauge shotgun and small handgun at the residence as well.


"It’s very substantial to remove this amount of drugs off the street," said Eppler. "It was a very complex (growing) operation. It would be considered very valuable, high-end product."


Police say the investigation into other individuals, who may have been involved in the scheme, is ongoing.