You may have noticed helicopters flying over Chattooga County yesterday…they were part of an organized drug sweep that is done periodically.  The helicopters were Department of Natural Resources helicopters looking for illegal drugs, namely marijuana that is being cultivated in the county.

Yesterday morning the helicopters were focusing on an area between Tidings and Gore, and yesterday evening they were seen over Taylors Ridge and the Marble Top Road area.  Officers from various law enforcement agencies participated in the sweep.