"Multi-Million-Dollar" Marijuana Crop Destroyed

Monterey, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg today announced the destruction of a potential multi-million-dollar marijuana crop.

A KSP pilot spotted the plants Thursday near Monterey in rural southern Owen County about seven miles south of Owenton. The crop involved 2,835 plants in 14 plots planted under a power line.

KSP Lt. Chad White said the size of the haul was unusually large. White said the plants had a street value of between $200,000 to as high as $5.6 million if all the plants had reached full maturity.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the Owen County Sheriff’s Department and the New Castle Police Department assisted in destroying the crop.

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