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KSP Makes Marijuana Cultivation Arrest in Graves County

Date of News Release: 02/16/2016

troopers located five marijuana plants, six long guns, two pistols, two silencers, eight storage boxes of ammunition, a tactical vest, and multiple items used to cultivate marijuana troopers located five marijuana plants, six long guns, two pistols, two silencers, eight storage boxes of ammunition, a tactical vest, and multiple items used to cultivate marijuana

(Mayfield, KY.) – On February 16, 2016 Kentucky State Police, Post 1 received an anonymous tip through the Kentucky State Police Text-a-Tip Program of an indoor grow operation located on Ridgeland Drive in Mayfield, KY. Troopers responded to the scene to perform a knock and talk and were able to gain enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for the residence. Upon service of the search warrant, troopers located five marijuana plants, six long guns, two pistols, two silencers, eight storage boxes of ammunition, a tactical vest, and multiple items used to cultivate marijuana. Two more marijuana plants were located discarded in a trash can behind the residence.

Tyler M. Smoyer, 35, of Mayfield and Victoria L. Shaw Smoyer, 32, of Mayfield were located and arrested, both were charged with Cultivating Marijuana - 5 plants or more, Firearm Enhanced (Class C Felony), Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor). Both subjects were lodged in the Graves County Jail. The investigation continues by Trooper Adam Jones.

Kentucky State Police Troopers were assisted on scene by the Graves County Sheriff's Office.