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October 3, 2012
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Chicago Police officers enter an area where authorities are busy chopping down 6-to-8-foot tall marijuana plants that they found growing on a chunk of land the size of two football fields on the city’s South Side Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Officers on routine patrol in a police helicopter spotted the crop Tuesday under a canopy of trees about 3 miles from their hangar.

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Marijuana plants are seen in Chicago where officers say they discovered two football fields worth of pot plants growing on the city’s South Side Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Authorities say more than 1,000 cannabis plants were discovered during a helicopter operation Tuesday. Some were as tall as Christmas Trees.