Chicago police discovered two football fields worth of marijuana plants on the south side Tuesday, one of the city’s biggest marijuana finds of all time.
Around noon Tuesday, a police chopper heading back to base near Lake Calumet and the Bishop Ford eyeballed a field and called it in. Police on foot and by air walked 200 feet into wetlands to discover a thousand plus healthy pot plants growing. Narcotics detectives found raccoons, rats, pot plants even a makeshift camp but no criminals.
Police are on the scene protecting their find until evidence technicians can photograph the area and inventory the marijuana, which by early estimates looks like a thousand plants in all.
Police are even amazed at the audacity of the criminals behind the gargantuan cannabis grow.
The investigation is ongoing.
Julie Unruh | WGN News
8:18 p.m. CDT, October 2, 2012