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Knott County Marijuana Cultivation Arrest

Date of News Release: 08/24/2013

(Hazard, KY) -- A Knott county man has been arrested as a result of an anonymous tip phoned into the Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard. Senior Trooper Oman W. Sandlin arrested Casey L. Barnett, age 34 of 49 Barnett Drive in the Lotts Creek Community of Knott County. Troopers from KSP Post 13 located 18 marijuana plants in plain view around the residence. Casey L. Barnett was lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard, KY and has been charged with Cultivation of Marijuana Five Plants or more.

To Anonymously Report Any Type of Suspected Illegal Drug Activity, Citizens Can Call The Kentucky State Police Toll-Free Drug Tip Hotline, 1-800-DOPE-TIP. The Hotline Is Answered 24 Hours A Day, Seven Days A Week.

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