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Arrest in Wayne County

Date of News Release: 04/18/2008

(London, KY) - On Wednesday April 16, 2008 at approximately 11:30 PM while on routine patrol in the Nancy area of Wayne County Trooper David Cornett noticed an odor of a possible Meth Lab. As Trooper Cornett investigated the odor he observed two male subjects riding ATV's and, upon approaching them, received permission to search the residence they were located.

Trooper Cornett observed a small amount of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia inside the garage. A further search of the residence uncovered an indoor Marijuana grow in the basement where forty-seven (47) cloned plants were discovered.

Trooper Cornett arrested Robert E. Branham, 28, of Nancy on the charges of Cultivation of Marijuana (5 plants or more), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Branham was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

Trooper Cornett is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Officers Jason Estes and Joby Gossett of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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