Craft said 200 plants is “a good lick. We used to get thousands but it all shifted to indoors because of our aviation division. It scared a lot of them off.”
This operation involved officers in the sky looking for marijuana plants, which Craft said are very distinct when mixed with other crops and backyard landscaping. There were no tips about grow operations pointing officers to specific locations, he said.
The helicopter was in the sky eight hours, and officers worked 10 hours yesterday during the operation.
The plants are kept in evidence with and destroyed annually, along with other drugs seized.
While eradication efforts don’t net the same results in past years, Craft said they will continue.
“Because (marijuana) is illegal,” Craft said. “That is about as simple as it can get. It is against the law and until the law changes we are going to enforce the law.”