State police destroy Trigg County marijuana plants
by Hawkins Teague
Aug 09, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kentucky State Police in the post one area seized 1,042 marijuana plants late last month, including 48 in Trigg County on July 27.

Troopers from the Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations Section of KSP Post One and KSP Aircraft Section conducted the raids. Trigg had the lowest number of plants cut down by troopers from the post one area, which includes the Jackson Purchase as well as Trigg, Lyon and Livingston counties. There were 598 plants eradicated in Livingston County, 158 in Marshall, 148 in Calloway and 90 in Lyon. KSP are continuing the investigation, but they have already arrested one person in Lyon County, one in Marshall and one in Crittenden.

Trigg County Sheriff Randy Clark said the sheriff’s department had received a tip that told them the area where the plants could be found. He said he alerted KSP and they then located them by flying over the area. Clark said the plants were just off KY 164 near the Little River Bridge and near the Christian County line

Trooper Barry Meadows, public information officer for KSP Post One, said this is the prime growing time for marijuana, so there will be more helicopters scheduled to do flyovers to look for patches for the rest of the summer.

“Until the first frost, we’ll be working hard,” he said.

Meadows said the Trigg plants were discovered in an isolated area, like most plants are, which makes it hard to find anyone to charge with a crime.

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