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Post 2 Marijuana Eradication

Date of News Release: 08/09/2010

Sgt. Jason Newby and Tpr. Carlo Anderson in marijuana plot

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- For four days last week, troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville along with support from the KSP Aircraft Section conducted marijuana eradication in the Post 2 District. A total of 826 marijuana plants were located in the Post 2 District. The following is a county summary of where marijuana eradication occurred:

Tpr. Carlo Anderson cuts marijuana plant

  • Caldwell County - 73 marijuana plants
  • Christian County - 112 marijuana plants
  • Hopkins County - 377 marijuana plants
  • Muhlenberg County - 153 marijuana plants
  • Todd County - 111 marijuana plants

Sgt. Jason Newby cuts marijuana plant The marijuana plants were transported to Post 2 where they were destroyed. The total, estimated value of the destroyed plants is $1,652,000. At the present time, no arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.

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 may remain anonymous.

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