Large Marijuana Farm Found North of Hobbs

HOBBS, NM - A Hobbs man has been arrested after authorities found a large marijuana farm.

Members of the Lea County Drug Task Force, Hobbs Police Department and the Lea County Sheriff's Department executed a warrant at 2914 Stiles Road.

Officers seized 222 marijuana plants, which were located in a trailer behind the main home. The street value of the marijuana is estimated at $110,000.

Police also seized lighting equipment valued at over $2,500, over one pound of packed marijuana, ten guns, $6,500 in cash and two vehicles.

Thomas McCool of Hobbs was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana over 8 ounces. Additional charges are pending.