Police Seize Thousands Of Pounds Of Marijuana During Bust

Over a thousand pounds of marijuana is off the streets all thanks to a major drug raid.

Kentucky State Police say they made the bust Monday night in Franklin County.

State Police say they found out in late January that a 1,200 pound shipment of marijuana was on its way from Mexico to Kentucky.

Police say it came to the U.S. by ship, packaged inside 50-pound bags of Barium Sulfate.

They say the marijuana was then driven to Kentucky. But officials say it was under police surveillance the entire time.

Police say the marijuana was delivered to Kendall's Quik Lube, in Lawrenceburg, before being taken to a Franklin County farm.

That's where State Police executed a search warrant Monday night.

49-year-old Randy D. Kendall, Sr., of Frankfort, was arrested. Police say other arrests are pending.

Police say the 1,200 pounds of marijuana had a street value of nearly $2,000,000.

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