When I was young, Cocke County, TN. was legend. If you ever traveled there or anywhere around Del Rio, you could smell it in the air. They have a big bust every year, but this year they hit the jackPOT - 357,500 marijuana plants.
Here is the new twist -
"They just live in it, move in, grow, and that's all they're there to do is grow marijuana," Special Agent Jason Poore said of the growers.
Poore is part of the Governor's Task Force on Marijuana Eradication, which is a cooperation among several agencies, including the Alcohol Beverage Commission, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the National Guard Counter Drug Task Force.
Poore says the task force is seeing more and more of the DTOs, which he says are usually manned by illegal immigrants who spend four months at a time doing nothing but harvesting the crops.