UNDERGROUND TANK USED TO GROW MARIJUANA

July 5, 2008

In early March, an investigation, which originated in Henry County, led officers to Saltillo where they found a huge tank about 15 feet underground housing 1,048 marijuana plants, as well as assorted equipment for growing, all of which was seized. During the three-day search, which took place Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 1, officers were on the scene 24 hours a day and also confiscated three pounds of bagged marijuana, methamphetamine pipes, three tractors, one bulldozer, one trackhoe, six other vehicles, 15 guns, various chainsaws, weedeaters, welding torches and assorted tools and $4,500.00.This was the second major bust at the 600-acre rural farm of Thomas Gooslin and wife, Tamera, who are still incarcerated following the discovery of an underground marijuana-growing lab late in February. The first bust was the result of information from an informant in Henry County to local officials.
Seized during the second raid Friday, March 21, was in excess of $100,000 cash and more than 550 pounds of marijuana transported in a rental van. DTF Agent Chuck White said the money and drugs are currently locked up at the TBI offices in Jackson. He said the large stash of drugs and cash was just too much to count during the raid………READ FULL STORY http://www.mckenziebanner.com/2008/news/mar18_24/mar24_bust.htm

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