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The New York Army National Guard aviation unit helps stop drugs

(September 16, 2013)

Counterdrug Aviation Unit Flies UH-72A Lakota

RENSSELAER, N.Y. - Counterdrug's aviation unit flies the UH-72A Lakota on a search for marijuana plants. The aircraft is equipped with a forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera which can zoom in close and also has infrared capabilities making it easier to spot marijuana.

Counterdrug Aviation Unit Flies UH-72A Lakota

RENSSELAER, N.Y. - Counterdrug's aviation unit flies the UH-72A Lakota on a search for marijuana plants. On board is also a law enforcement agent with Rensselaer County.If found, the marijuana is either marked for eradication at a later time or ground support is called in to destroy it.