PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) – A large marijuana-growing operation was discovered at a Minnesota state park thanks to a hiker’s tip, according to authorities.
On Sunday, the hiker came across the pot plants growing in two separate clearings at Maplewood State Park, which is located east of Pelican Rapids.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office was notified and 187 marijuana plants — all about 5 feet tall — were removed Monday.
The Sheriff’s Office said that some of the plants had plastic markers at the bottom of them with different names, including Voo Doo, Blue Skunk and Poison.
At this time, there are no suspects or arrests.
Anyone with information can call the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office at 218-998-8555.