Captain Bill Payton
Kentucky State Police
Drug Enforcement / Special Investigations Branch
P.O. Box 5125
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Indoor Marijuana Grow Investigation in Todd County
Date of News Release: 01/09/2013
(Todd County , Ky.) -- On January 8, 2013 KSP DESI West and South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force initiated an investigation that led to the execution of a search warrant to 1130 Miller Valley Rd, Elkton, KY at the residence of Mervin Sears. The search revealed approximately 455 pounds of processed marijuana, 307 marijuana plants, $16,349.00 in U.S. currency, 10 firearms, indoor grow equipment and assorted drug paraphernalia including scales, baggies, etc. Sears was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana o/5 pounds, Cultivation of Marijuana over 5 plants and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. KSP Post 2 and Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force assisted with the execution of the search warrant.
To anonymously report any type of suspected illegal drug activity, citizens can call the KSP toll-free drug tip hotline, 1-800-DOPETIP. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.