COHASSET (CBS) – Cohasset police found more than 500 marijuana plants with a potential street value of more than $1,000,000 growing on town-owned land on Wednesday.

The 530 plants were found near the town reservoir at the end of Beachwood Street.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jeff Brown reports

The plants were between one and eight weeks old. When harvested as a mature plant, they would each yield about one pound of marijuana, which is worth $1,800 to $2,500.

“I’ve seen a few places where pot was being grown, but never this much,” said Cohasset Deputy Police Chief William Quigley.

Whoever planted the marijuana used a “guerrilla farming” tactic, meaning the plants cannot directly be traced back to a culprit(s) because they were planted on public land.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields contributed to this report.


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