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Published September 29, 2010, 08:18 AM

Indiana troopers: Not all crops cleared for harvest

INDIANAPOLIS — As farmers harvest their crops, a team of Indiana State Police troopers are swooping in to keep some growers from reaping their bounty.

INDIANAPOLIS — As farmers harvest their crops, a team of Indiana State Police troopers are swooping in to keep some growers from reaping their bounty.

WTHR-TV reports Tuesday that 23 troopers work full-time to find marijuana and destroy it. State police say they expect to seize about 50,000 plants this year with an estimated street value of about $75 million.

About 24,000 plants have been seized so far this year. Those seizures resulted in roughly 500 arrests.

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