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Cultivating Marijuana Arrest in Caldwell County

Date of News Release: 09/20/2006

On Thursday, September 21, 2006 at approximately 1:00 p.m., troopers and detectives from the Kentucky State Police Post 2-Madisonville executed a search warrant at a residence located at 7429 State Route 672 approximately 7.6 miles south of Princeton. By following up on a tip from another police agency, officers were able to obtain information that lead to the issuing of the search warrant.

Troopers and detectives discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the residence and in an outbuilding behind the residence. Officers seized approximately 300 pounds of marijuana during the raid. It is valued at approximately $600,000. Also seized during the raid was drug paraphernalia (scales, rolling papers, heaters, freezer bags), cash and four vehicles.

There were seven people inside the residence when the search warrant was executed. All seven subjects were arrested and charged with Cultivating Marijuana Over 5 Pounds (C Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Offense (D Felony). All seven subjects were lodged in the Caldwell County Jail. The seven subjects arrested are listed below.

Arrest Data:

  1. Jackie D. Smith Age: 42 Sex: M Address: Booneville, KY
  2. Edward White Age: 37 Sex: M Address: Chavies, KY
  3. John R. Lambert Age: 56 Sex: M Address: Beattyville, KY
  4. Harold Smith Age: 41 Sex: M Address: Booneville, KY
  5. Joann Gay Age: 45 Sex: F Address: Somerset, KY
  6. Donna J. Smiddy Age: 48 Sex: F Address: Booneville, KY
  7. Susan E. Smith Age: 36 Sex: F Address: Booneville. KY
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*****PHOTOS ARE ATTACHED(left to right-marijuana in outbuilding, officers at residence, marijuana in bedroom, marijuana in dining room, marijuana in bedroom)*****

TO ANONYMOUSLY REPORT ANY TYPE OF SUSPECTED ILLEGAL DRUG ACTIVITY, CITIZENS CAN CALL THE KSP TOLL-FREE DRUG TIP HOTLINE, 1-800-DOPETIP. THE HOTLINE IS ANSWERED 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

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