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Two arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana

Date of News Release: 04/28/2011

(Pikeville, Ky.) -- On Thursday, April 28, 2011, Detectives with Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville conducted a search warrant on Stratton Fork in the Canada community of Pike County. Approximately one pound of marijuana was seized from the residence. Gary "Bo" Varney, 27, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana. Through further investigation another search warrant was conducted on 3rd Street in Pikeville. Detectives seized approximately 15 lbs of marijuana and a substantial amount of cash from the residence. Ricky Varney, 50, of Olive Hill, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana. Both subjects were lodged in the Pike County Detention Center. The incident is still under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

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