Kentucky State Police Lieutenant Scotty Ward says growers will cultivate the plant in their home until it is a certain size, then they take it to a corn field where they replant it. According to Ward it's extremely difficult to locate the person responsible for growing the marijuana discovered in a farmer's field.
"It's next to impossible ... unless you find some type of evidence like whether they've been drinking something. Like some kind of can or potting soil or something like that."
The State Police use a helicopter to fly over and spot patches of the drug from the air. Even though, Ward says 80 percent of the places they fly over in the post three area have some marijuana growing in them, the trend of growing marijuana in corn fields is declining with the increase of methamphetamine.