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Marijuana Plants Eradication in Hopkins & Muhlenberg Counties

Date of News Release: 9/1/2004

Hopkins & Muhlenberg Counties - On Tuesday, August 31, 2004 troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville eradicated 549 marijuana plants from Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties. Of these, 147 plants were located near the Hopkins-Muhlenberg County line off KY 70. The remainder of the plants was located in the Anton and Mortons Gap areas in Hopkins County. The marijuana plants were transported to Post 2 where they were destroyed. The estimated value of the destroyed plants is $1,098,000. At the present time, no arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police. Troopers will continue their marijuana eradication efforts throughout the summer. 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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