Police say their intent in searching the property on West Ky. 92 was to find marijuana plants.
“This guy possibly had several hundred growing there,” said Chief Bird.
The quest to find the cultivation of illegal plants didn’t turn up any growth but police did find a book, a ‘treasure map’ of sorts.
“And looking at that book, we did discover several pages of what appeared to be hand drawn maps,” said Bird.
Complete with an “X” that supposedly marked the spot of where the drugs were buried in jars. “Tthat’s a first for me,” said Bird.
Police predicted a tough time finding the drug but they never thought they’d find a map that would lead them to it. “We started finding things under rocks, logs, very well camouflaged,” he said.
The maps, the arrests and marijuana capped a 6 week investigation, and police say had it not been a for a timber rattlesnake and hazardous terrain, they would have found more marijuana.
Police say they hoped to find pot plants growing and believe it’s still out there somewhere. “If the marijuana we suspect is there, he could face cultivating charges,” said Bird.
But it could be they’ll need to find another map first.
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