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More than $150,000 of marijuana destroyed in Saline County

(Source: Saline Co. SO) (Source: Saline Co. SO)
SALINE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Saline County Sheriff Keith Brown says marijuana plants found in eastern Saline County have been destroyed.

According to the sheriff, the Saline County deputies and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force removed 70 marijuana plants from south of Illinois 13, near Ben Road in Saline County.

Brown says the 70 plants had a street value of more than $150,000.

The plants were found in a recent fly-over.

The sheriff reminds residents that marijuana production is still illegal in Illinois.

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