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Police destroy 812 cannabis plants in Beecher

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Law enforcement officials destroyed more than 800 cannabis plants Thursday afternoon in south suburban Beecher.

Officers eradicated 812 outdoor marijuana plants about 3:30 p.m. in a 5,742-square-foot wooded area near South Stateline Road in rural Beecher, according to a statement from the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group.

KAMEG, an agency consisting of officers from multiple law enforcement agencies in the region, had received a tip from Illinois State Police about the plants, officials said. During the search, they also found equipment used in the production of cannabis plants.

Anyone with information about drug dealing or gang activity in the area shoould call KAMEG at (815) 933-1710.