Acting on a tip from a landowner, law enforcement officers found about 3,000 marijuana plants in rural Butler County on Tuesday.
The marijuana was found near Northwest 180th and Indianola Road, Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet said in a prepared statement.
The operation was “very well hidden in a wooded area,” Herzet said. It is a few miles south of a similar marijuana grow discovered in Marion County on Monday.
The field appeared to be abandoned, Herzet said, because of a lack of water to irrigate the plants. A camp was found on the property, leading authorities to suspect growers were staying there.
Herzet asked people to call 911 or local authorities if they see people or anything suspicious on their property.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and police officers from Wichita and El Dorado participated in the extrication of the marijuana plants.