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Recovery of Stolen Property in Hazard, KY

Date of News Release: 01/13/05

On 10-25-2004 at approximately 1700 hours the Kentucky State Police in Hazard along with the HIDTA task force and the Kentucky State Police K-9 unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Ricky Couch in the Brownsfork section of Perry County.

The officers located approximately 1 pound of processed marijuana, $1,200.00 in cash, a defaced firearm during the search. Also found at the location was approximately $50,00.00 worth of stolen property from Indiana and Illinois. The search came as a result of trying to locate the brother of Ricky Couch; Denver " Butch" Couch. Denver couch was possibly living in a stolen camper, which was discovered earlier in the day by Detective John Pratt and the HIDTA task force in the Big Creek Community of Perry County.

Warrants are pending for several counts of receiving stolen property on Ricky and Denver Couch.

At this time the investigation is continuing.

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