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Nacogdoches Co. deputies discover pot at witness home

Michael Hagan. Photo Source: Nacogdoches County Michael Hagan. Photo Source: Nacogdoches County

By Donna McCollum - email

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office confiscated indoor marijuana at a home southwest of Garrison Thursday night.

According to Chief Deputy Mike Claude, no arrests have been made, yet.

Claude said deputies discovered 118 marijuana plants at the home after Nacogdoches Police requested the office's assistance in following a lead from an assault. Claude would not say which assault it was, but a prescription bottle confiscated from the home showed the name of Michael Hagan, the same name of the victim of an assault reported Wednesday morning.

While investigating the assault, deputies discovered the marijuana.

"The city was investigating an assault," Claude said. "They asked our assistance to go back out to this residence to look for a potential witness that had been staying with the victim."

The Nacogdoches County Appraisal District confirmed Hagan owns the home on Charles Rambin Road.

"The property owner is the suspect, but we're not prepared to release it, his name, at this time because he has not been arrested," Claude said.

Hagan is in a Nacogdoches hospital recovering from numerous stab wounds.

A search of conviction records shows someone by the name of Michael Frank Hagan, 32, with several misdemeanor convictions, including family violence, evading arrest and terroristic threat.

Sheriff's deputies say all they're concerned with now is the illegal pot and the $8,000 to $10,000 worth of equipment used to grow it.

"Inside this building has been walled up and caulked to seal it and from the outside it looks like a normal portable building," Claude said.

But what investigators found unusual was what they saw in plain sight.

"Numerous marijuana plants that had been cut off and stacked by the steps covered with a piece of cardboard with the marijuana leaves still sticking out," Claude said.

They also discovered indications of a hydroponic growth operation in an attached room at the house. Dryers, dehumidifiers, growing lamps and some dried weed were confiscated.

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