Huge Marijuana Field Found on Chicago's South Side

Police in a helicopter discovered pot plants estimated to be worth about $7- to $10 million.
3:00 | 10/03/12

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Set back about a couple hundred feet from stony island and -- 170. Candidates plants some as tallest Christmas trees. Chicago police and -- cook county sheriff's tactical flight officer spotted the mountain of marijuana -- two football fields from above yesterday around noon. He dropped altitude. And we saw the corner of southwest corner qualified rose. -- proposal that we circle the entire area there. Next thing you know. You -- we followed about a couple hundred plants -- cannot be allowed more and that's how the helicopter found and pulled out there and flew over it. That's what it looked like and they were really determined by the patterns of the all the way the plants we're going that they could see there. Chicago police say that they found more than a thousand of these marijuana plants in two different fields. They say that they were just about ready to harvest and look at this. The drug dealers they say we're growing them at first in these cops Chicago police say it's the largest bust in the city in years possibly ever. The plants were about six feet tall at this point the estimated value of this is somewhere between seven and ten million dollars. When I inquired how long would it take complaints to reach that height the -- -- that we're making is that these were probably planted. Sometime in the spring. If you -- through the trees in the marshy area you can see campsite. Where -- dealer slept and eight police say to protect the scene. Now the city will begin the task of pulling -- the plants and burning them. The plan is going to be that once we. Once we've got a -- -- back their streets -- is working on a plan and that cut the plants down. -- to bring them back out here load them into law. And -- rocks and then taken to a spot where bomb and arson has. Where they'll they'll be destroyed it will be born there.

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