Marijuana Eradication

Local/Regional News
12:35 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Ky State Police - DEA Helicopter Crashes, 2 Injured

Credit Kentucky State Police

JACKSON, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police say a helicopter working with the state's Cannabis Suppression Branch has crashed in eastern Kentucky.

Trooper Tony Watts says one trooper was on board when the helicopter went down Monday morning in Breathitt County near the Magoffin County line. Watts declined to comment on the specifics of the crash or whether there were any injuries.

WLEX-TV and WKYT-TV in Lexington each reported that the crash involved a DEA helicopter working with the marijuana suppression team.

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Local/Regional News
9:26 am
Mon July 1, 2013

KSP To Resume Flyovers In Search Of Marijuana

OWENSBORO, Ky.-- Kentucky State Police helicopters will resume flyovers this summer as part of the agency's annual marijuana eradication campaign.


Rising fuel costs, though, means the helicopters won't log as many hours in the air as in the past.

Instead of conducting blanket flights, the agency will target areas where pot has been grown frequently in the past and will use tips from the public to schedule areas for flyovers.

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