Kids go picking cherries, find marijuana plants

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — Some children out picking cherries with their father in southwestern Michigan ended up finding about 50 marijuana plants in a farmer’s field along the way.

Lt. Robert Kirk of the Van Buren County sheriff’s department tells MLive.com (http://bit.ly/1brEVUU ) that the family called shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday to report the discovery.

Kirk says it appears that someone pulled out a row of corn and planted the marijuana, knowing that the farmer’s field would be fertilized and watered. In cases like this, Kirk says whoever planted the marijuana would usually come back before the corn was harvested.

Sheriff’s deputies pulled up the marijuana plants and they will be destroyed. Authorities say it’s common for marijuana growers to try to hide plants farmers’ fields this way.

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