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Marijuana Eradicated in the Post 1 Area

Date of News Release: 07/23/2007

(HICKORY, KY.) From Monday, July 16, 2007 to Saturday, July 21, 2007 troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post One, Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations Section, KSP Aircraft Branch, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and Calloway County Sheriff's Department eradicated a total of 810 marijuana plants in the post one area. There were 249 plants cut in Calloway County, 232 plants in Graves County, 150 plants in Livingston County, 76 plants in Lyon County and 103 plants in Hickman County. There are 4 arrests pending with one State and four Federal charges in Calloway and Lyon Counties. The estimated street value of these plants is $1,620,000. The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police.

Troopers will continue their marijuana eradication efforts throughout the summer. To anonymously report any type of suspected illegal drug activity, please call the KSP toll-free tip line, 1-800-DOPETIP. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day. You may also call Post One direct at (270) 856-3721 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). Callers can remain anonymous.

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