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VPSO have identified suspect believed connected to marijuana fields

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VERNON PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5 ) - Sixty million dollars is the price tag on the thousands of marijuana plants discovered by the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office over the past three months. 

Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft says fingerprints have helped identify a Hispanic deportee as a suspect, but says it may be difficult to find who else is responsible. 

The Sheriff also says officials identified their first marijuana grow in June. Tha field had nearly 16,000 plants.  The second field was found in July.  The most recent field was found two weeks ago and had 15,000 plants. 

Federal investigators estimate each plant to be valued at $1,500.

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