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Kids go picking cherries, find marijuana plants

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:15 a.m. HST, Jul 11, 2013

PAW PAW, Mich. » 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 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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bigislandkurt wrote:
I'm sure the farmer is pissed.
on July 11,2013 | 06:56AM
cojef wrote:
Corn into ethynol means big bucks, butt maybe not as much as pakalolo. Either way he is pissed. Agreed to be denied the crop.
on July 11,2013 | 07:13AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Hope the kids are still a cherry. So innocent.
on July 11,2013 | 02:39PM
cojef wrote:
Oops sent for approval for over emphassizing the word pissed?? Or making mockery of pakalolo crop for farmer's benefit.
on July 11,2013 | 07:14AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Cleaned out my bird cage and some pot plants sprouted up. No wonder birds sing.
on July 11,2013 | 02:40PM
cartwright wrote:
Kudos to the dad who shows his kids what's right: Observe, report & destroy.
on July 11,2013 | 07:21AM
kolohepalu wrote:
This is national news?
on July 11,2013 | 07:32AM
nitpikker wrote:
at least its a story about doing the right thing.
on July 11,2013 | 08:54AM
808warriorfan wrote:
Beats smoking those cherries.....
on July 11,2013 | 09:25AM
1R1E wrote:
is it common to go picking cherries in a corn field?
on July 11,2013 | 11:00AM
blingman wrote:
and picking cherries at 10 o'clock at night???/
on July 11,2013 | 11:36AM
You ever been to Michigan in the summer? You have visibility to about that time.
on July 11,2013 | 11:50AM
juscasting wrote:
I used to go hunting for plants in the old canefields long time ago near Kapolei! HOly SMokes!
on July 11,2013 | 12:32PM
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