Indiana Cuts Flights To Spot Marijuana Growing

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http://www.chronicle-tribune.com/news/stories/20030902/localnews/173867.html Budget concerns and fewer outdoor marijuana growing operations have kept the Indiana State Police's drug aircraft largely on the ground this year, the Marion, Ind., Chronicle-Tribune says. State police Cpl. Mike Crabtree said budget cutbacks and high maintenance costs have been a big problem. The eradication program is funded by the state and a federal grant. Statewide, four of 12 pilot positions haven't been filled and two fewer helicopters are in . . .

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