One can often find Dallas police helicopter Air One soaring above the city on any given day. Many people would be surprised to know that Air One also has the assignment of patrolling the city just like any officer in a squad car. They often recover stolen vehicles, look for missing persons, as well as assist officers on the ground. While on patrol this particular day, Air One discovered a marijuana grow operation within a remote area of southeast Dallas.
On October 13, 2017, the Dallas Narcotics Division with the assistance of Air One, the Southeast Bike Unit and the Dallas Fire Department Swift Water Team, dismantled the grow operation and recovered over 179 lbs. of marijuana. Without our eye in the sky, this operation would not have been possible. At the time of the grow discovery, no suspects were located and the recovered marijuana is set for destruction.