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Tip leads to nearly $20,000 of marijuana

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Deputies in Johnson County say an anonymous tip led them to find nearly $20,000 worth of marijuana Monday.

The sheriff says they flew over some land near US 460 and spotted what appeared to be marijuana, so several deputies went up on the property on foot and say they found several tall marijuana plants.

Sheriff Dwayne Price says an anonymous tip led them to find the seven plants on the property each about five feet tall and estimated to be worth between $2,000-$4,000 per plant at maturity.

Sheriff Price says that find prompted them to get a search warrant for this home where deputies say they found a small amount of marijuana and were still searching by late afternoon.

"This tip came from the public, and we don't turn a deaf ear on any tips we get so here we are," said Sheriff Dwayne Price.

The sheriff says this bust is just another step in fighting drug problems in Johnson County, and they continue to ask for the public's help.

They are not releasing any names, but they say they do plan to take this case to the grand jury.


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