Kentucky State Police to Resume Costly Helicopter Marijuana Eradication Campaign

Thomas H. Clarke | July 1, 2013OWENSBORO, KY — Kentucky State Police helicopters will return to the skies in search of marijuana fields as part of the agency’s annual marijuana eradication campaign.Rising fuel costs and a shrinking eradication budget will force the helicopters out of the air sooner than in years past, and the agency …

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Lawmakers want to defund the DEA’s marijuana eradication program

Is the DEA’s marijuana eradication program worth the $14 million to fund annually? Here’s a look at some numbers Published: Oct 10, 2016, 6:33 am • Updated: about 5 hours ago Comments (1) By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post In 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration gave $20,000 to the state of New Hampshire to eradicate …

2007: Kentucky goes after ‘Marijuana Belt’ growers

(A historical post from 2007 about marijuana eradication in Kentucky)   Posted 9/30/2007 Kentucky state police, National Guard members, Drug Enforcement Administration agents, U.S. Forest Service spotters and others are part of a strike force based in London, Ky., that works dawn to dark to eradicate marijuana harvests. The remote and rugged terrain, including the …

Joint effort: KSP, task force in midst of marijuana eradication

BY GINA KINSLOW gkinslow@glasgowdailytimes.com GLASGOW — The growing season for marijuana is about to come to an end in Kentucky. Marijuana cultivation season begins in mid-spring and lasts until the first frost, which means law enforcement agencies such as the Barren River Drug Task Force and the Kentucky State Police are busy during that time …

Kentucky police scaling back marijuana grow fly-overs

By William Breathes in Growing, News Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11:20 am Bad news, Kentucky marijuana growers: Johnny Law is once again watching you from the sky via their much-beloved helicopters. The good news is that rising fuel costs and tighter police budgets mean that the copters won't be buzzing 24-7 anymore. Instead, they'll …

Someone needs to clarify (and verify) their stories….

The following is to two (2) different stories that I posted on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kentucky-Marijuana-Party/340390089374245 which contradict each other. One states that KSP will discontinue use of helicopters to search for “clandestine” marijuana fields, and the other says that KSP is ramping up this week for a search WITH helicopters for the same. Now, which one …