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Felony Arrest in Larue County

Date of News Release: 08/11/2011

(Elizabethtown, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police was contacted by Larue County Social Services requesting assistance on a welfare check on children at a residence located on Cruse Road where there were reportedly drugs in the home. Upon arrival Trooper Ryan Johnson obtained consent to search the residence and located a marijuana plant along with evidence of several meth labs.

Willis A. Richardson, 39, of Magnolia, Ky., was arrested and lodged in the Larue County Jail and charged with Cultivation in Marijuana less than 5 plants, and Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1ST degree. 12 year old child was removed from the residence and placed with family members. Adult pregnant female residing at the residence was not charged.

Trooper Johnson was assisted by the Greater Hardin County Task Force.

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