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State Police Asking Farmers, Hunters To Keep An Eye Out For Marijuana

Last updated on Friday, October 2, 2009

(UNDATED) - Indiana State Police officials are asking farmers and hunters to keep an eye out for meth trash and cultivated marijuana as they launch into their fall harvest and hunting seasons.

Police say that this time of year, marijuana growers would normally begin to harvest their own crop while traditional farmers work in their fields.

Marijuana plants, police say, will most likely be green or just beginning to turn yellow plants with an an odd number of serrated leaves.

Farmers, hunters and hikers should also be alert for evidence of methamphetamine operations during fall activities.

Police say meth cooks usually discard their trash along rural roadways.

ISP does advise that chemicals used to cook the drug could cause an explosion, fire or severe burns if touched so the advise anyone that thinks that they may have spotted meth trash to contact law enforcement.

Meth trash may consist of battery casings, Ziploc-style bags, empty blister packs of cold medicines and containers, such as pop bottles and jars.

Anyone who thinks they may have located marijuana plants or "meth trash" is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at (812) 246-2509 or (800) 872-6743.

Callers can remain anonymous.

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