Sheriff's deputies dug up and confiscated six large marijuana plants Thursday after the general manager of an Oxnard area farm spotted the pot growing on the edge of a 47-acre green bean field.
Authorities were called to Oceanview Produce Co. at 3000 E. Hueneme Road at 11:30 a.m. after manager Arnold Solis found the plants flourishing under Southern California Edison power lines.
Deputy Ryan Clark of the sheriff's Camarillo station borrowed a shovel from the farm and dug up the plants, which weighed a total of about 15 pounds, Sheriff's Sgt. Bruce Macedo said.
Because the plants would have needed to be dried and processed before being sold, the pot's street value could not be calculated, Macedo said.