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Massive Pot Farm Found In Chicago

October 04, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of Chicago PD.
Photo courtesy of Chicago PD.

A Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff's deputy and Chicago Police officer aboard a helicopter spotted a massive marijuana growing operation in a Southeast Side field on Tuesday that was several days from harvesting.

They noticed the neat rows of 6-foot-tall plants—there were about 1,500 spread across a length equal to two football fields—while on routine patrol. The plants were estimated to be worth $10 million, police said.

The area, which is mostly industrial, doesn't draw much foot traffic. And even though the field is near the freeway, its tall grass prevented passing motorists from seeing the pot, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Officers moved in to cut down the plants after Officer Stanley Kuprianczyk and Dep. Ed Graney showed photos of the marijuana to supervisors.

Related:

LASD Seizes $10M In Marijuana From Warehouse Grow Operation


Comments (2)

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[email protected] @ 10/4/2012 9:09 PM

Oops, there goes another Presidental Campaign donation!

TheRealDeal @ 10/5/2012 12:09 AM

Somebody forgot to pony up their "keep it down low" money and had to get taught a lesson.....notice how there was no effort to ID the cultivators....all that happened was that the crop was destroyed. Next time they'll remember to grease that poor overlooked palm.

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