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Large pot grow found in farm field

Marion County Sheriff's deputies took out a 42-plant marijuana grow found in a field just north of Keizer Friday morning. (Photo submitted by Marion County Sheriff's Office)

A farm hand discovered a marijuana grow on a farm just northwest of Keizer.

The grow was discovered Friday, Aug. 27, in a field on Windsor Island Road near Simon Street. A field manager there with Chapin Farms showed Marion County Sheriff’s deputies a field where they found 42 marijuana plants growing.

The plants ranged in height from one foot to more than seven feet tall. Authorities believe the street value is about $126,000. There is no suspect information at this time.

Authorities urge all farmers to check fields regularly, including looking for unexplained trails. The sheriff’s office asks anyone who discovers such a trail – or a pot grow – to call the department’s Street Crimes Unit at 503-588-5112.