Trooper Jonathan Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia Arrest in Hart County
Date of News Release: 06/16/2009
(Bowling Green, Ky.) -- At approximately 1408 hours, Post 3 was notified by KSP aircraft of a large marijuana patch located in Hart County. Aircraft requested ground units to assist in the search of the vicinity. Upon units' arrival, David Howard, the property owner, was found hiding in a barn and was subsequently detained. After troopers questioned Mr. Howard about the marijuana located on the premises, he admitted the plants were his. Mr. Howard was then arrested for One Enhanced Count of Cultivating Marijuana (5 or more plants) and One Count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-1st Offense, and was lodged in the Hart County Jail. 102 marijuana plants have been seized to date. The investigation, led by Trooper Ronnie Reynolds and Trooper Joel Huff, continues.