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Trooper Brad Arterburn
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Kentucky State Police Discover 3500 Marijuana Plants Growing In A Remote Location In Trimble County.

Date of News Release: Thursday, 7/09/2004

(BEDFORD, KY) - On July 09, 2004 the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg Post Marijuana Eradication Team located and destroyed 3500 marijuana plants that were growing in a remote location in Trimble County. The plants were growing alongside of a creek and were spotted by a Kentucky State Police helicopter while on eradication patrols. The plants are each valued at $2,000 for a total of value of $7,000,000.

The Kentucky State Police now have their marijuana eradication efforts at full strength for the summer. The Kentucky State Police will be following up on tips from citizens and will be flying in all 120 counties across the state. State Police are asking landowners to be aware of possible marijuana growing operations on their land. They should watch for worn trails that lead to roads, trails leading to sources of water, trails in wooded areas or just seem out of place. Many of the marijuana growers operate at night. State Police are warning landowners to watch for persons trespassing at night by listening for the sound of machinery - four-wheelers, tillers, mowers and chainsaws - being used at night. They should also be aware of lights coming from areas that are not normally lighted and vehicles parked in odd places. Landowners should also be aware of trash showing up in unusual places.

Should you suspect possible illegal activity on your land you can contact the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg Post at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or 502-532-6363.

All tips and information can be reported anonymously by calling the above phone numbers.

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