Police: Drug Operation Found In "Hidden Rooms" In House

By: Cynthia Ibarra
By: Cynthia Ibarra

Kentucky State Police go to a southern Kentucky home to check on a child and end up making a drug arrest.

It happened early this morning at a home on Patterson Road in Laurel County, just outside London.

Trooper Don Trosper says they arrived at the home and found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a powdery substance.

Police say they looked more closely inside the home where they found two hidden rooms that housed 54 marijuana plants, prescription drugs and several stolen road signs, along with other items.

43-year old Rodney Craig Jefferies was arrested and charged with Cultivation of Marijuana (5 plants or more) Gun Enhanced, Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, Possession of a Radio Capable of Receiving Police Messages, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Stolen Property (under $300) and Possession of Stolen Property (over $300). Jeffries is being at the Laurel County Detention Center on a $2500.00 cash bond

A child was removed from the home and is now with child protective services.

KSP says this is the second drug bust this week that involves the growing of marijuana indoors.


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  • by undknown friend Location: London on Jul 29, 2008 at 12:52 PM
    If you read the paper on this bust you would see that they keep changing the # of plants found. Sounds like thay need to get their story straight.
  • by kyle Location: ky on Apr 19, 2008 at 08:53 PM
    Thought i read earlier they went out about 1 am? if thats true why go out then everyone would or should be sleeping by then?
  • by Concerned on Apr 19, 2008 at 07:23 PM
    When they find drugs, nothing else matters. It never explained why they went to the home, or what condition the child was in. Oh well, they got the main thing, and that was all those pot plants.
  • by Mary on Apr 19, 2008 at 03:45 PM
    It says that the child was with Child Protective Services.
  • by Sheena Location: Virginia Beach on Apr 19, 2008 at 04:32 AM
    If you watch/listen to the video, at the very end she reports that the child was removed from the house.
  • by julie on Apr 19, 2008 at 12:48 AM
    A child was removed from the home and is now with child protective services.
  • by Amanda on Apr 18, 2008 at 09:38 AM
    What about the child? That part seemed to be left out.

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