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Kentucky State Police served a search warrant

(BENTON, KY.) This morning at 3:53 A.M. Kentucky State Police served a search warrant on a residence on Foust Sledd Road and recovered stolen property taken from two separate Calvert City burglaries. Officers recovered 23 firearms, 4 bows, 2 chainsaws, a generator, grinder, Gateway laptop computer, and a JVC Camcorder. Also recovered were 10 pots containing suspected marijuana, a small amount of processed marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Arrested was Thomas L. Ripley, 37, of Benton. He was charged with Receiving Stolen Property Over $300.00, Receiving Stolen Property/Firearms, Possession of Marijuana-Firearm Enhanced, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Firearm Enhanced. Also arrested was Carol Ripley, 33, of Benton. She was charged with Possession of Marijuana-Firearm Enhanced and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Firearm Enhanced. Both were lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center. Kentucky State Police Post One and Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement was assisted at the scene by the Marshall County Sheriff's Department and Benton Police. The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police.

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