TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Marijuana Arrest in Russell County
Date of News Release: 06/30/2009
(Russell County, Ky.) -- At 6:00 pm on Monday June 29, 2009 Kentucky State Police responded to 3187 East Mt Eden Road with Russell County Department of Social Services to assist with a complaint. Upon arrival troopers located a marijuana plant in plain view in the bed of a pickup truck parked at the residence. Through investigation 87 marijuana plants were located inside the residence as well as an active indoor grow in the garage.
Avalee Smith, age 50 of Russell Springs was arrested at the crime scene and charged with cultivating marijuana 5 plants or more, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in marijuana less than 8 oz . He was lodged in the Russell County jail. Tpr John Barnett is continuing the investigation.