Police destroy $2.5M worth of pot

August 19, 2009 3:16:00 PM PDT
Two-and-a-half million dollars worth of marijuana gone up in smoke.A cannabis-growing operation was discovered on public land in Palos Township.

Cook County, state and federal law enforcement agencies were involved in the bust. They cut down and burned thousands of plants Wednesday. The fields are located in heavily wooded areas.

Police say the growers camped out in the fields.