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Four arrested after marijuana shipment

Police say four people at a house in Nicholasville were expecting a special delivery of marijuana, but what they weren't expecting was a sting operation.

Nicholasville Police say officials at UPS tipped them off to a package that their drug-sniffing dogs were attracted to. The package was addressed to a home on Strawberry Court in Nicholasville. At that point, police say they just waited for someone to sign for the shipment.

"We let it be delivered to the house. Once it was delivered, we served a search warrant on the house and arrested four people inside. Got a little less than 5 pounds of marijuana," says Sgt. Scott Harvey of the Nicholasville Police.

James Adkins, Kory Kelly, and two men named Robert Rodriguez were arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana. Neighbors say the bust happened fast.

"Oh it was really scary. There was not sirens or anything but it was like an entourage and boom they were there and they just went in," says Michelle Harrigan.

She says drug activity that close to home makes her nervous.

"We're locking the doors, so that's what I know. I did last night. I made sure for the first time. It was scary because there's all these kids around that hang out. Yeah, it's just really scary," she says.

Police say they hope situations like this send a message to others.

"Obviously there are some packages that get through, but when things like this happen hopefully it makes other people think twice about trying to ship these substances to each other," says Sgt. May.

Police tell us that because they used UPS instead of the US Mail, they won't face federal charges.


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