Conservation police officer Leo Finn (right) inspects a backpack from a group of teens who were walking off trail at Starved Rock State Park. Though this search came up clean, marijuana and other drug use has increased at some state parks.  NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson
Tom Collins ~ NewsTribune.com ~
 
For state Conservation Police, finding nature lovers not only carrying cannabis but sometimes firing it up in plain sight is not unusual.
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Hank Frazier smelled burnt marijuana and quickly found three teenagers openly smoking at Starved Rock State Park — while sitting on the edge of a cliff, no less.

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