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Air patrol helps raid weed fields

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Recent effort finds 800 plants with $1.6 million value

By Jeff D'Alessio

Local law enforcement agencies battle marijuana on land and by air.

A recent week-long investigation by Kentucky State Police at Post 4, KSP Aircraft section and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force went airborne around Post 4’s eight counties, turning up 800 marijuana plants with a street value of $1.6 million, officials said.

“It’s a tool that we use,” said task force director Ron Eckart of the work overhead. “It’s necessary, that’s for sure.”


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