Representatives of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics are in Stillwater this week, flying over north central Oklahoma looking for marijuana.

Bureau spokesman Mark Woodward said they spend the summer in different cities looking for cultivated fields of marijuana in this nationally recognized program. When they find one, they send a team on the ground to speak with property owners or make arrests.

They are flying in and out of Stillwater Regional Airport while they inspect the area.

Every year, Bureau officers find about 8,000 to 15,000 cultivated marijuana plants and make between 10 and 20 arrests in the state, Woodward said.

“We may find nothing, or we may stumble across some fields,” he said.

He said sometimes the property owner does not know the patch is there because someone else has come onto his or her land to plant it.

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