"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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  • by Manny Location: CA on Sep 5, 2011 at 07:25 PM
    Kentucky's economy could be benefitted if people changed their attitude toward a plant the grows wild... Great way to being back the Ky farmer and small town KY. You should really think about practical solutions; question your laws and imprisonment of nonviolent offenders.
  • by Sharon Location: Owenton Kentucky on Jul 7, 2007 at 02:39 PM
    I agree with Dave, any crops destroyed is one less to end up on the streets,.... I agree with zero tolerance,, I hope they catch them planting,, I 'd pay for jail time for them,,, as a tax payer.... this stuff has to be kept off the streets.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Jun 25, 2007 at 03:31 PM
    Hats off to the state boys. Zero tolorance to drugs.
  • by goblet Location: nevada on Jun 24, 2007 at 06:26 PM
    there is a big difference between 200k and $5.6M - in any event this won't even dent the market. What a waste of taxpayer dollars.

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