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Post 2 Marijuana Eradication

Date of News Release: 08/04/2008

Madisonville, KY - From Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1, 2008, troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville along with support from the KSP Aircraft Section eradicated a total of 3,444 marijuana plants in Caldwell, Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Webster Counties. Of those, 2,395 plants were located in Caldwell County, 763 plants were located in Hopkins County, 164 plants were located in Muhlenberg County and 122 plants were located in Webster County. The marijuana plants were transported to Post 2 where they were destroyed. The total, estimated value of the destroyed plants is $6,888,000. At the present time, no arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.

An image from left to right-Captain Brian Carlisle, Tpr. Matt Foster and Justice & Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown unload marijuana cut in Caldwell County, click here to enlarge in a new window An imge of Tpr. Brandon McPherson & Tpr. Stu Recke cut Marijuana in Muhlenberg County, click here to enlarge in a new window

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.

An image Tpr. Matt Foster packs out Marijuana from a plot in Muhlenberg County, click here to enlarge in a new window An imge of Tpr. Carlo Anderson and Tpr. Steve Oughton pose with a marijuana plant over 10 feet tall in Webster County, click here to enlarge in a new window

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