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Police: Resident stumbles upon 2,000 pot plants in Hebron

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:35 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:08 a.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday seized approximately 2,000 marijuana plants from a campsite in Hebron, according to a news release.

Deputies were called to the area of Nichols and Hillside roads on Saturday for a trespassing complaint.

A resident in that area told investigators that he stumbled upon a campsite in the woods and startled two Hispanic males, who then fled on foot, police said. Deputies later found two cleared out areas where a crop could be planted.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit then searched the area and found 2,000 pot plants, fertilizer, soil, hoses, food, water and camping equipment, the news release states. The plants, if harvested, are worth $1 million.

Deputies were unable to locate the suspects.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident or other suspected narcotics activity can contact McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867.

— Lawerence Synett

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