Marijuana field located in Dayton

A small marijuana field was found off of FM 1960 in Dayton on May 29 after a tip was made to a retired Liberty County sheriff's deputy. Authorities arrested one man, Troy Curtis Spears.

A tip from a retired Liberty County sheriff’s deputy led investigators to a property off of FM 1960 in Dayton on May 29. The retired deputy, Larry Allen, shared information of the field with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

At around 3:45 p.m. on May 29, members of the LCSO Criminal Interdiction Team, along with sheriff’s deputies, paid a surprise visit to a residence at that location where they reportedly found a strong odor of raw marijuana around the home.

Spears, Troy Curtis

“The Interdiction Team members observed numerous plants in a garden next to the residence. Due to the large amount of plants that were in plain view, [the suspect] Troy Curtis Spears and his son were detained,” said Sheriff Bobby Rader. “The deputies secured the residence for officer safety and observed a large amount of marijuana that was trimmed from the plants and packaged for resale.”

A small marijuana field was found off of FM 1960 in Dayton on May 29 after a tip was made to a retired Liberty County sheriff’s deputy. Authorities arrested one man, Troy Curtis Spears.

Spears reportedly told the deputies that the marijuana belonged to him and his son had nothing to do with the growing operation. He reportedly also told deputies that he was practicing the art of growing marijuana so that he would be prepared to go into business when marijuana is legalized in Texas in the future.

A total of 4.25 pounds was recovered, along with approximately 200 plants.

Spears was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana, a state jail felony. He is being held in the Liberty County Jail.

Retired deputy Larry Allen said that after 42 years in law enforcement, his old habits remain. He is constantly looking for things and situations that are out of place.

“Once a peace officer, always a peace officer,” he said.

A small marijuana field was found off of FM 1960 in Dayton on May 29 after a tip was made to a retired Liberty County sheriff’s deputy. Authorities arrested one man, Troy Curtis Spears.

17 COMMENTS

    • I believe Marijuana is not the dangerous think when it comes to what’s coming out of the Dayton area ” exspecialy the river bottom area ” but it’s still illegal. Great job Larry.

  1. Sad, huh? And they’re causing a revolution with this drug war. They will never quit until our country is torn apart.

    • So this is what the LE wants to do with their time in Dayton? What a ” threat” to the community. Thanks for the heads up of where never to live in texas.

  2. Troy is a good man and shouldn’t have been arrested for this this is bull s— .its Better than taking a xanax and being pilled up.

  3. This is a disgusting misuse of government funds! Meth is destroying rural Texas and you’re wasting your time with weed. Sad!

  4. You have got to be kidding. The METH PANDEMIC is where our tax money should be used. Need a tip, ask your next door neighbor.

  5. Sad how the meth is in our everyday community and nothing is being done about it… But a little Grass come on

  6. Man, come on guys! Ease up on the ole boys. Believe me they’re cracking down on the “Crystal Meth Tweakers” also. But I do hope they take it easy on the fella the pot belonged to. But Hey Larry? Good job old fella. True to the oath.

  7. Larry Allen, is a nosie POS who can’t mind his own business. His old habits of playing Gestapo remains.

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