Kings County deputies raided a cornfield southwest of Hanford and found thousands of marijuana plants growing between rows.
Twenty-three people were detained and cited to appear for participating in marijuana cultivation, the Kings County Sheriff's Department said.
The raid at 14th and Idaho avenues took place about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
A farmer tipped the department's agricultural crimes unit after spotting marijuana in a field of poorly maintained corn that didn't conceal the marijuana well, the sheriff's department said.
The size of plants ranged from small to medium. A "complex watering system" was found, the department said.
Investigators are still finding out who leased the property and if they knew about the marijuana.
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