Officers Harvest Large Illegal Crop
State and local authorities are trying to find out who's been growing marijuana in the Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area, near Prophetstown. Last week, agents from the Illinois DNR and Whiteside County Sheriff's Office removed and destroyed 260 large plants.
They learned of the illegal crop from a deer hunter who'd been scouting the area for the upcoming archery deer season.
Anyone with information is asked to call Whiteside County Crimestoppers (815-625-7867).