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Marijuana Eradication in Madisonville, KY

Date of News Release: 08/02/2005

Madisonville, KY (Hopkins County) - On August 1, 2005 troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville eradicated 130 marijuana plants in Hopkins County. The plants were located in a cornfield and wooded area off of Pete Gibson Road approximately 9 miles north of Madisonville.

The marijuana plants were then transported to the Webster County Road Department where they were destroyed. At the present time, no arrests have been made.

The Kentucky State Police will continue their marijuana eradication efforts throughout the summer. If anyone has information concerning marijuana cultivation, they are urged to 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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