PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. - Police in western Illinois say a hunter who was scouting land ahead of deer season found 260 marijuana plants illegally growing at Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area. The Whiteside County Sheriff's Department says about $250,000 worth of marijuana was destroyed. Deputy Andy Henson says workers hacked down the plants found last week with machetes and lopping shears. The plants were burned on a wood fire. Henson says police believe the plants were grown indoors and transferred to the park.