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Marijuana Plants Eradication in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 8/31/2004

Madisonville, KY (Hopkins County) - On Monday, August 30, 2004 troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville eradicated 136 marijuana plants from areas south of Madisonville. The plants were located in wooded areas in the Earlington, Mortons Gap, and St. Charles areas. The marijuana plants were transported to Post 2 where they were destroyed. The estimated value of the destroyed plants is $272,000. At the present time, no arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police. To report marijuana growing, you can contact Post 2 at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). Callers can remain anonymous.

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