TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Drug Arrests Made in Murray, KY
Date of News Release: 08/29/2005
(Murray, KY) - On the 27th of August at 1045hrs, KSP personnel conducting aerial surveillance, detected a large amount of marijuana growing near the residence of Dennis Chester and Marsha Morgan of 1384 Old Lynn Grove Road, Murray, KY. The KSP Marijuana Eradication team responded and removed 296 marijuana plants with a street value of over $500,000. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and approximately 1 pound of processed marijuana, several items of drug paraphenalia, and a stolen John Deere Gator were found on the property. Marsha Morgan, 58, of Murray, was arrested for Poss of Marijuana, Poss of Drug Paraphenalia, and Receiving Stolen Property O/$300. Charges are pending for Dennis Chester regarding the marijuana cultivation operation, and other offenses. The investigation is continuing by KSP.