Deputies of the Bent County Sheriff's Office and 16th District Attorney's Office investigated a storage locker across the street from Thaxton's Market in Las Animas Thursday night after a concerned citizen reported a very strong odor.

Upon entry, the investigators discovered over 10,000 pounds of marijuana.

"Did a test on it, presumptive. It came back marijuana," said Bent County Sheriff Jake Six. "Other than that, that's all we know at this point."

The matter is under investigation.

Six was sworn in as Bent County Sheriff Tuesday at Bent County Courthouse.

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