With law enforcement officials wearing out after the long and manual hours this week in the Liberty County marijuana fields they needed help. It was determined that the plants roots also needed to come out of the ground, with that Captain Rex Evans decided to tap an additional resource. Captain Evans contacted a volunteer fire department to see if they had man power to assist. Unlike some counties now where departments are paid , these departments are all volunteer.
It wasn’t long before other departments offered to assist also. By noon Cypress Lakes, Hull-Daisetta, Westlake, Woodpecker and Highway 321 Departments offered their services.
Manning shovels over thirty firefighters manned shovels and started packing the roots up in plastic bags. By 6 p.m. they had completed the chore and after posing for a photo were on their way home.
Captain Evans said he really appreciated the help they gave him, his officers and the community this afternoon. Evan’s stated that this was a prime example of volunteers coming together to help others when in need. He couldn’t thank them enough as they rolled down the dusty road as the sun began to set.