TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Marijuana Eradication in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 09/07/2007
Madisonville, KY - On Wednesday, September 5, 2007, troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville along with support from the KSP Aircraft Section eradicated a total of 110 marijuana plants in Hopkins County. Of those, 18 plants were located in a cornfield off of Silent Run Church Road, 53 plants were located in a cornfield off of Tippet Road and 39 plants were located in a cornfield off of Antioch Church Road. The marijuana plants were transported to Post 2 where they were destroyed. The estimated value of the destroyed plants is $220,000. 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.