TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Criminal Arrest in Lewisport, KY
Date of News Release: 06/24/2011
(Henderson, Ky.) -- On June 14, 2011 The Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations Section out of Bowling Green, KY initiated an investigation involving large quantities of Hydroponic grown Marijuana in Hancock County. A search warrant was obtained for a residence in Lewisport, KY. The search warrant was executed on the residence in the early morning hours of June 15, 2011. KSP Detectives recovered approximately 20 pounds of high grade Marijuana that was packaged for distribution, numerous firearms, cash, and drug paraphernalia (both personal use and trafficking). The street value of the Marijuana is estimated at nearly $80,000.00. KSP was assisted by the Lewisport Police Department, the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, and Owensboro Police Department Street Crimes Unit. The investigation continues both in the Hancock County area and out of state.
Justin J. Hodskins age 32 of Lewisport, KY was arrested and charged with Trafficking Marijuana over 5-pounds Firearm Enhanced, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and lodged into the Breckinridge County Jail.