Local law enforcement took to the skies this week in an effort to track down marijuana plants.
The Allen, Paulding, and Van Wert County Sheriff's offices teamed up with Lima police and the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation to search for pot plants hidden in fields.
The Butler County Sheriff's Office provided the chopper for the local drug task force and federal grant dollars help pay for a sweep of the entire state.
Local officials say it's this kind of cooperation that helps them make a nice dent in the marijuana trade.
Nearly two hundred plants were taken down in Paulding and Van Wert counties earlier in the week.
Officials says the drought has effected the number of plants they've spotted this year.