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Marijuana Eradication in Madisonville

Date of News Release: 07/24/2006

Madisonville, KY - From Monday, July 17 to Wednesday, July 19, 2006, troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville along with support from the KSP Aircraft Section eradicated a total of 1,473 marijuana plants in Caldwell, Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties. Of these, 74 plants were located off of Rufus Road in Caldwell County. 536 plants were located near Morton's Gap in Hopkins County and 863 plants were located near Graham in Muhlenberg County. The marijuana plants were transported to Post 2 where they were destroyed. The estimated value of the destroyed plants is $2,946,000. At the present time, no arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.

The Kentucky State Police will continue their marijuana eradication efforts throughout the summer. To anonymously report any type of suspected illegal drug activity, citizens can call the KSP toll-free drug tip hotline, 1-800-DOPE-TIP (1-800-367-3847). The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also contact Post 2 direct 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.

An image of Tpr. Mike Ray cuts down marijuana plant, click here to enlarge An image of a pile of marijuana plants, click here to enlarge

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