Tri-county pot sweep leads to charges for Cerulean man
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A Cerulean man will face drug and weapons possession charges after Kentucky State Police aircraft spotted 67 marijuana plants on his property on Cerulean-Hopkinsville Road on Thursday, July 29, said a report by KSP Trooper Dean Patterson.

Before patrol units could reach Dennis “Mickey” Brashears’s property, he fled the scene, but a search warrant was granted for his property, and in addition to the 67 plants, officers found weapons, ammunition, a “significant amount” of processed marijuana and ledgers showing the sale and distribution of marijuana and other controlled substances, Patterson wrote.

The Brashears investigation, which is being conducted by KSP Detective Brett Miller, is part of a marijuana sweep across Livingston, Lyon and Trigg counties that took place the week of July 26, wherein 589 marijuana plants were eradicated, plants that would have a total estimated street value of $1,178,000 at maturity, said Patterson.

As of Friday, two people had been arrested and charged with cultivating marijuana, and two search warrants, including the one of Brashears’s property, had been executed, Patterson said.

The KSP is still investigating the illegal cultivation of marijuana across the state, and anyone who has information about said cultivation is encouraged to contact the KSP marijuana tip-line at 1-800-DOPE-TIP, said Patterson, who added that callers can stay anonymous.
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