NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in southeast Missouri are investigating after finding 15 marijuana plants growing on top of a Mississippi River levee.

KFVS-TV reports that the plants were discovered Saturday. New Madrid County authorities described it as a marijuana plant growing operation in which plants had been transplanted from small cups onto the levee.

Deputies say they have a couple of people in mind as possible suspects.

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