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Marijuana Cultivation Investigation and Charges in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 06/17/09

(London, Ky.) -- On Wednesday, June 17, 2009, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London received information of possible Marijuana grows in Whitley County.

Two- (2) separate Marijuana grows were located.

The first was on Ancil Leach Road, which resulted in Christopher Hayes, 38, of Williamsburg being charged with Cultivating Marijuana less than five- (5) plants.

The second was on KY 1804 in the Saxton Community, which resulted in Benny Joe Leach, 67, of Williamsburg being charged with Cultivating Marijuana less than five- (5) plants.

TFC Fuson is the lead investigator into the incident and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police.

Anyone with information on suspected Marijuana growing operations is urged to contact the Kentucky State Police at (606) 878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). We do not need your name just the information.

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