Kentucky Police Stepping Up Anti-Marijuana Efforts

 by lucy

Kentucky State Troopers are planning to set up their annual marijuana eradication efforts this week.  They will be searching for illegal marijuana grows on the ground and via helicopter.

Currently, the troopers are being trained to spot marijuana grows from the air as well as how to avoid booby traps at grow sties on the ground.

Aside from the state troopers, members of the US DEA, the Kentucky National Guard, and the US Forestry Service will be taking part in the searches.

Last year alone, police recovered over $800 million worth of marijuana.  371 arrests were made during the troopers’ marijuana eradication efforts.

Kentucky’s state and local law enforcement officials are known for being some of the toughest in the country when it comes to marijuana enforcement.

Earlier this week, Louisville Senator Perry Clark unveiled legislation that will legalize medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky, should it be passed.

 

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    BA said on Jul 10, 2012

    Great use of taxpayer money.

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    blankie said on Jul 10, 2012

    They didnt really find 800million dollors worth of pot, sure they found alot of pot. but that pot could of been worth alot less if it wasnt illegal to have around.

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    Mrskunk420 said on Jul 18, 2012

    coming form someone who was born in Louisville, that number is not surprising.

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