Marijuana field found in Maplewood State Park

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Marijuana being confiscated by police in Maplewood State Park.
A Maplewood hiker traveled off the beaten path and found himself in a field of green over the weekend.

The hiker was walking through Maplewood State Park Sunday afternoon when he decided to step off the trail and explore the park by Flatmark Lake. The "green" that he stumbled on was 187 marijuana plants, and he called police.

"These plants were all about five feet or a little more in height," says Otter Tail County narcotics detective Rodney Jensen. They were well-cared for, too.

"They had sticks supporting them and little tags on the bottom, like people put on their plants," Jensen says. "One had 'voodoo.' One had 'poison.' Another one had 'blue skunk'" written on it.

Jensen says it's not the first marijuana case like this that he's handled. Just a couple of weeks ago he had a similar case involving 18 plants on state property.

"We picked up another 18 plants about three miles from where this marijuana was found on more state land, in the State Wildlife Refuge Area," says Jensen.

Jensen says there are currently no suspects in either case. Anyone with tips should call the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

As for the fate of the marijuana itself?

"Right now we have it in our secure area in Fergus Falls," Jensen says. "It will be taken to the burner and destroyed there."


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Chris
Chris

Jensen says. "It will be taken to the burner and destroyed there."

I'll bring the Doritos...who's brining the Ho-Ho's ?

John Bob
John Bob

sad day for pot smokers of minnesota...

vitajex
vitajex

"As for the fate of the marijuana itself?'Right now we have it in our secure area in Fergus Falls," Jensen says. "It will be taken to the burner and destroyed there.'"

Greg, actually that's "The Burner" and his real name is Hobie.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Another excellent use of our tax dollars.   I'm so glad the money made off of marijuana goes into drug dealer's pockets and we don't get any tax revenue from what consenting adults do behind close doors.   At least the War on Drugs has been a roaring success because you can't buy marijuana anywhere in this state.   Way to go cops. 

Bilky
Bilky

Eh it was probably just schwag anyways

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

Only in Maplewood would a hiker call the cops when he finds, what I can only presume considering the season, a very harvest-able crop of grass...what a dick.

Guy
Guy

not cool, hiker. not cool.

Luke Wedll
Luke Wedll

The war on drugs is waste of our tax dollars. Focus and drugs that actually endanger people's lives

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