BRODHEAD, Ky. (WKYT) - The skies over Brodhead were busy Tuesday with the sounds of police in military style helicopters looking for a plant that's illegal but can garner criminals a hefty payout.
“It’s been going on around here for a long time. It does not surprise me a bit,” said Harold Taylor, who lives near where the marijuana was discovered.
Nearly 30 marijuana plants worth more than $2,000 each was found in a field just a few foot from old US Hwy 150.
“I guess my general impression is that lot know it is going on, but a lot don’t want to do anything about it,” said Brodhead resident Harold Vanhook.
On Wednesday, police had quite a presence in the small Rockcastle County community, with both police and national guardsman standing by to cut and remove the pot plants.
“It is grown all over the county. Not just this county but all over the state,” said Taylor.
Police say the landowner likely didn’t even know the plants were growing on his property. No arrests were made and police say they’re not sure who the growers are. It’s a busy time for police investigating numerous reports of the drug.
“I don’t have anything against it myself. I’d rather have marijuana than cocaine, heroin or other stuff,” said Taylor.
“I suppose if they want to legalize marijuana, it should go through the process but I am personally opposed to it,” said Vanhook.
Police say the marijuana was taken to another location and destroyed.