Spotting marijuana plants from the sky isn’t difficult, says Sgt. Jeff Leder of the Halton Police guns and gangs unit, and it’s a lot easier than hunting through thick brush on foot.
That’s where drones come in handy in the war on drugs.
On Tuesday, officers used one of the unmanned aerial vehicles to locate 744 marijuana plants — with a street value of about $1,000 per plant — in a field in the north end of Milton.
“It’s pretty easy to spot.” said Sgt. Leder. “A lot of the spots these growers pick are in farm fields.” The dark green marijuana plants stand out against the other plants, typically corn.
“A lot of these areas are fairly remote and swampy,” he added. “[There’s] a lot of brush, and it is tough for officers to get in there and remove the plant. Seeing from the air, we can get a…
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