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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  • by Chris Location: Lexington on Apr 8, 2008 at 09:52 PM
    Well it's nice to see that KY doesnt support it's Officers and what they do..any you all wonder why our cities are getting like they are. Go hug a tree people.
  • by Andy on Mar 7, 2008 at 03:37 AM
    What a waste of time and money,pot is ajoke on the people of our state.It grows wild every where you look,from the ditches to the hill sides.It should be sold in the stores like cigg's.people who have never used it sure do know a lot about it HUH.
  • by ludwig Location: booneville on Mar 6, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    i hear you they don't check after there work, when they should, i wander if the people from different states make fun of us, i know i would.
  • by Debby Location: Winchester on Mar 5, 2008 at 09:06 PM
    Congrats to the cops for a job well done.Thats alot of marijuana off the streets.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2008 at 08:07 PM
    lot of pot. hope they get big time out of this
  • by Ashley Location: ?? on Mar 5, 2008 at 01:14 PM
    Wanna know why marijuana will never be legal? 1,200 lbs = $2,000,000 street value. Its better for drug dealers to make money when its not commercialized. When police bust people for 1,200lbs think all of the money that we pay to keep the dealer housed in jail. Per the Gov. it costs $55 a day to house an inmate. Who pays that? A petty bust, like an eighth, is 6 months random drug screens at $30 a pop. Fines... The Gov. wouldn't make as much money taxing it as they do busting people with it. Conspiracy?
  • by ben Location: lex on Mar 5, 2008 at 11:56 AM
    We won the battle, but we are still losing the war. The war on drugs is total BS.
  • by Jeb Location: KY on Mar 5, 2008 at 09:59 AM
    Since when is 1200 pounds of anything considered "thousands" of pounds? Don't make sense.
  • by c Location: fkt on Mar 5, 2008 at 04:48 AM
    I'm glad the officers did their job getting this stuff off the streets. However, because of the US Sentencing Committee's actions, this man will get absolutely nothing for his crime. The officers do their job & some committee decides that the sentence for drug related crimes are too tougher! The committee is stupid & should be abolished! The reason the US has so many in prison compared to other countries is because OTHER countries punish their criminals, the US coddles their criminals. Other countries execute their killers, we debate whether lethel injection is too harsh. Other countries, cut off limbs of their theives, we think that's too harsh. Yet these other countries DO NOT have the crime rate we have, why? Because they actually punish those who break their laws! Drugs are harmful to everyone & those caught with them should be punished! They are killing our children, but I guess in the good ole USA a child's life isn't worth anything! Good job officers, thanks for doing YOUR job.
  • by Al Location: Frankfort on Mar 4, 2008 at 09:29 PM
    The story does not say this 1,200 pounds of marijuana originated in Mexico. As more and more illegal aliens come to Kentucky there will be more Mexican drugs. Rep. Kathy Stein is trying to kill HB-304 which will end illegal immigration in Kentucky. If Kentucky remains a sanctuary state for illegal aliens the state will be flooded with drugs.
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