Hundreds of marijuana plants have been destroyed after a Marion County property owner discovered the plants in a grassy field.

The report was filed in mid-July by a property owner in the southern half of the county. The Hillsboro Free Press reports the plants were growing along the edge of a field in a grassy area near a creek.

Authorities monitored the area for some time, but said the plants were not a "typical grow." The seeds could have just been scattered in the field.

Deputies and officers with the Marion Police department pulled 2,429 plants July 15. They ranged in size from 2 feet to 7 feet tall.

They were moved to a burn site.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is the case, or to report possible illegal growing in Marion County is asked to call call the sheriff's office at 620-382-2144.