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Illinois Hunter Finds Marijuana in the Woods Worth $250,000

Washingtonpost.com

A hunter in Illinois stumbled upon a large amount of marijuana growing in the woods while scouting for deer. 

A hunter in Illinois was scouting for deer in the Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area about 30 miles east of Moline, when he came across 260 marijuana plants. He immediately told the authorities.

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department stated that they estimated the marijuana in question to be worth approximately $250,000 in street value. This marijuana was hacked down with machetes and destroyed shortly after its discovery in a controlled burn pile.

Currently there have been no arrests but authorities believes that these plants started out growing indoors and were then transferred to the Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area to further grow.

If you or someone you know might have some information regarding this marijuana, there is a $1,000 reward if that information may lead to an arrest.

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Illinois Hunter Finds Marijuana in the Woods Worth $250,000