It isn‘t just harvest season for corn and soybeans.

It‘s also harvest time for those growing marijuana outdoors, and that means it is time for a crackdown by Indiana State Police.  State police agencies in several Midwestern states will have extra patrols on highways from this Thursday through the weekend looking for people transporting marijuana and other drugs.

“We‘re targeting highway interdiction – marijuana interdiction and other illicit drugs that may be transported across the highways in these six states,” said Sergeant Noel Houze with Indiana State Police.

Other states involved in the crackdown are Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Michigan.

Though people use grow houses to produce marijuana any time of year, Houze says they still see a good deal of the drug grown outdoors during the traditional farming season.