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Marijuana Eradication in Madisonville, KY

Date of News Release: 07/31/2007

Madisonville, KY - From Monday, July 23 to Thursday, July 26, 2007, troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville along with support from the KSP Aircraft Section eradicated a total of 356 marijuana plants in Muhlenberg and Webster Counties. Of those, 87 plants were located in the woods off of Drake School Road east of Cleaton in Muhlenberg County and 269 plants were located in a corn field off of Hocket Nebo Road east of Providence in Webster County. The marijuana plants were transported to Post 2 where they were destroyed. The estimated value of the destroyed plants is $712,000. 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.

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