POT CHOPPERS HAVE BEEN FLYING - 40,000 Plants Cut In State

The WV State Police have been searching from the sky and on the ground for marijuana patches.

So far this year they've confiscated more than 40,000 plants in West Virginia.

State Police have reportedly cut pot plants in Calhoun County in the past few days, but no release of information has been made.

They are using chopper aviation teams to help them spot pot patches from the air.

A warm, rainy summer has made this a banner year for pot plants according to First Sgt. Steve Jones. Some of the plants they've confiscated have been up to 14 feet tall.

The eradication program has been in all 55 counties.