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2,000 marijuana plants found in Illinois

Police in northern Illinois found a rural marijuana-growing operation worth about $1 million. 

McHenry County Sheriff's deputies were called to a campsite near Hebron (HEE'-bruhn) on Saturday for a trespassing complaint. A resident found the campsite and startled two men, who ran away. 

Deputies responding found two cleared spots in a densely wooded area. They called the sheriff's narcotics unit, which recovered about 2,000 marijuana seedlings, fertilizer, soil, hoses, plant food, water and camping equipment. 

Hebron is near the Wisconsin-Illinois state line. Deputies could not locate the two men.

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