State Police: Marijuana Eradication Team Prepares For Busy Summer

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 7/09/2012 10:55 pm
The KSP Cannabis Suppression Branch launched its annual outdoor campaign to eradicate cultivated marijuana with a two-day training session.

The training included aerial spotting, repel techniques, GPS land navigation, ATV training and booby trap awareness.

In 2011, Kentucky marijuana suppression teams eradicated nearly 400,000 outdoor pot plants from over 5,000 plots, resulting in 371-arrests.

KSP teams removed nearly $800 million worth of outdoor pot in 2011.

According to the KSP Web site, the top ten counties for outdoor marijuana eradication in 2011 (by plant numbers) were:
  • Wayne
  • Knox
  • Bell
  • Lee
  • Knott
  • Casey
  • Monroe
  • Pike
  • Harlan
  • Leslie
KSP is encouraging people to get involved with the seasonal campaign by calling a toll-free hotline 1-800-DOPE-TIP.  Callers can remain anonymous.  All tips are investigated.

For more information, click here.
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