Most of the marijuana plants recovered from the home of the man accused of killing a Burleson County deputy in December were seedlings, according to Henry Magee's attorney.
The list of property seized from the home on County Road 278 included two marijuana plants in planters and eight marijuana plants under grow lights in a closet, according to documents released by the Burleson County District Attorney's office earlier this week.
Investigators with the Department of Public Safety searched the mobile home following the shooting death of Sgt. Investigator Adam Sowders, 31, on Dec. 19.
Sowders had requested a "no-knock" search warrant for Magee's home near Somerville based on information from a jailed informant who told authorities he had seen 12 to 15 marijuana plants about six feet tall in Magee's home, according to the affidavit for the search warrant.
As the team of deputies made entry into the home before 6 a.m., Sowders was shot and killed. Magee, 28, was charged with capital murder, which is punishable by life in prison without parole or death by lethal injection.
Dick DeGuerin, Magee's attorney, said two of the plants were six inches tall and the other eight were seedlings or cuttings.
Also found in and around the home on Dec. 19 were seven firearms, a flash bang and two spent casings, according to an evidence log compiled by the Texas Rangers.
A .223-caliber rifle, a shotgun and a handgun were in a gun safe in the master bedroom closet, two rifles were outside near a tree, another handgun was found in a parked vehicle and a .308-caliber semi-automatic rifle was recovered from a hallway near the master bedroom, according to the search warrant return.
DeGuerin said two of the rifles and the shotgun belonged to Magee, the handgun in the vehicle belonged to his sister and the second handgun was issued to his mother when she was in the military. The other two rifles belonged to officers on the scene, he said.
The .308-caliber rifle was the weapon used to shoot the deputy, whom Magee believed to be a burglar, DeGuerin said.
Burleson County District Attorney Julie Renken said she did not believe any of the guns recovered were stolen property. The affidavit for the warrant, however, listed possible stolen weapons as a reason for the search.
Magee is being held at the Washington County Jail on a $1 million bond and has a court date scheduled for Jan. 31.
His case is expected to be presented to a grand jury in the next 30 days.
Renken did not provide a specific date to protect and "maintain the integrity of a grand jury investigation."