TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Benton Man Arrested on Drug Charges
Date of News Release: 08/29/2012
(Murray, KY) -- On August 27, 2012, the Governor's Marijuana Strike Force was conducting operations in Marshall County. Troopers observed Ronald G. Ledbetter 49, of Benton, Ky attempting to remove marijuana plants from a plot in Marshall County. Troopers recovered 49 marijuana plants with a street value of $49,000. Mr. Ledbetter was arrested and charged with Marijuana Cultivation 5 or more plants (class D felony) tampering with physical evidence (class D felony) and possession of Marijuana (class B misdemeanor). Mr. Ledbetter was lodged in the Marshall County Jail. The Governor's Marijuana Strike Force was assisted by Post 1 Troopers and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. The investigation continues by Post 1 Troopers.