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Arrest in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 04/18/2008

Photos of items found in the Laurel County indoor grow, click here to enlarge in a new window(London, KY) - On Friday April 18, 2008 at approximately 1:05 AM, the Kentucky State Police in London responded to a residence on Patterson Road, 5 1/2 miles west of London, with the Department of Family Services to do a child welfare check.

Upon arrival Trooper Don Sivils observed loose Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia and a (suspicious) power substance inside the residence. Upon further investigation two (2) hidden rooms were discovered containing fifty-four (54) (growing) Marijuana plants, processed Marijuana, crushed prescription medication, one (1) police scanner, one (1) firearm, three (3) stolen county road signs and ten (10) stolen state road signs.

Trooper Sivils arrested Rodney Craig Jefferies, 43, of London on the charges of Cultivation of Marijuana (5 plants or more) Gun Enhanced, Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, Possession of a Radio Capable of Receiving Police Messages, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Stolen Property (under $300) and Possession of Stolen Property (over $300). Jefferies was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Trooper Sivils is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by the KSP Sergeant Steve Walker and Laurel County Constable Denver Mays.

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