Green thumbs caught red-handed

A local woman was arrested Jan. 31 after authorities discovered an “elaborate marijuana grow operation” during an early morning drug bust at a Dripping Springs residence.

Justin Bourdon

Tori Halenza, 21, of Dripping Springs was charged with possession of marijuana, a state jail felony, and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony.

On Monday, authorities arrested Justin Bourdon, 43, of Dripping Springs, for possession of marijuana between five and 50 pounds, a third-degree felony, along with manufacture/delivery of controlled substance, which is a first degree felony.

Tori Halenza

According to a Hays County press release, members of the Hays County Narcotics Task Force executed a felony search warrant around 6:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at a home in the 11200 block of West Cave Blvd. in Dripping Springs.

Authorities discovered an “elaborate marijuana grow operation” at the home. Roughly 150 marijuana plants, along with unknown amounts of methamphetamine and psychedelic mushrooms, were seized by authorities. One woman, later identified as Halenza, was arrested at the scene.

According to officials, the case is still under investigation and additional charges may be filed, pending lab results.

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