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Hundreds of wild cannabis plants found in cornfield

MARENGO - Hundreds of marijuana plants found in unincorporated Marengo are not considered part of an illegal growing operation, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies seized a total of 656 marijuana plants Monday from a field in the 20000 block of Anthony Road, according to a news release. The property owner discovered the plants growing along the west side of a cornfield.

Investigators determined that the plants were wild and not part of an organized cultivation. The plants, if harvested, would be worth more than $6,500.

The outdoor months leading into fall are typically when outdoor cannabis growing operations are tended and harvested, the release states. Residents are encouraged to be aware of suspicious activity around cornfields and heavily wooded areas.

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