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Western Kentucky marijuana fly-overs to start soon

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KENTUCKY (WFIE) -

Helicopters will be flying over Western Kentucky over the next few weeks looking for marijuana crops.

Troopers with Kentucky State Police say its something they do every year.

In recent years state police have asked federal agencies to use their helicopters to do the sweep.

They say it's because their budget isn't what it use to be and they're having to cut back.

They're also not finding as much marijuana as they did in the past.

"We are seeing somewhat of a decline in those that cultivate in the cornfields. What we're seeing more of is those that cultivate inside the residence or maybe a barn or controlled environment," says Trooper Corey King.

Trooper King says they'll do another fly-over in August during Harvest time.

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