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Chicago Police Find Massive Pot Farm

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Police location this field of marijuana plants near Stony Island. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Police location this field of marijuana plants near Stony Island. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

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CHICAGO (KMOX) — Police in Chicago found a lot of pot.

Officers say they discovered two football fields worth of marijuana growing on the city’s South Side. Authorities say more than 1,000 cannabis plants, with a value of up to $1 million, were discovered during a helicopter operation Tuesday.

Chicago police say some of the plants are as tall as Christmas trees.

CBSChicago reports police found evidence of a camp, which suggests somebody may have been guarding the field.

The Department of Streets and Sanitation will cut down the plants, and the city’s Bomb and Arson Unit will be in charge of destroying them. Authorities say the operation could take a few days.
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