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Police searching for person who planted cannabis at Vermont statehouse lawn

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WPTZ) — Police at the Vermont statehouse have found more than 30 cannabis plants in their flower beds.

Capitol Police say they were notified Monday about a grouping of what appeared to be a marijuana plant in a nearby garden.

Courtesy Capitol Police Department

Upon further investigation, authorities found 30 cannabis plants poking up through the flowers outside of the statehouse Monday. Two more were discovered on Thursday.

Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei said the office is unsure of who planted them. It’s also unclear if the plants are marijuana or hemp.

“It’s legal to cultivate but there are limits on where you can do it, and the statehouse flower beds certainly aren’t one of those permissible sights,” Romei said. “If there is a typical Vermont story this is probably it.”

Tune into MyNBC5 News at Five for additional updates.

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