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Millions of Dollars Worth of Pot Seized from Central Missouri Field

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STOVER, Mo. (AP) – Authorities in central Missouri are looking for the suspects behind a large marijuana-growing operation.

KMIZ-TV reports the investigation in Morgan County began with a call Oct. 21 about an abandoned truck containing a large amount of fertilizer. Police in the town of Stover notified the sheriff’s department two weeks later about a possible drug operation.

Over the weekend, deputies found a marijuana farm and confiscated about 3,200 harvest-ready plants with an estimated street value of $3.5 million. They also seized several miles of hose and two drying tents, and came across items linking the abandoned truck to the growing operation.

Authorities say the suspects have been identified but remained at large Monday.

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