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Wed September 29, 2010

Pot Field Found Near Enid

Enid, OK – Okla. authorities destroy uncultivated marijuana

ENID, Okla. (AP) Garfield County authorities are destroying uncultivated marijuana plants found growing wild.

Lt. Shon Jackson told the Enid News & Eagle that the plants were sprayed with a herbicide and red dye Tuesday afternoon. The dye is to warn anyone who comes across the plants that they have been sprayed with herbicide.

Jackson says a farmer reported finding the plants growing near his property. He says some of the plants were more than 8 feet tall and had been growing for two to three years.

Jackson says marijuana is occasionally found growing wild in the county and that anyone caught picking a wild plant could be charged with cultivation of marijuana.

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Information from: Enid News & Eagle, http://www.enidnews.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.