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KSP Post 4 Marijuana Eradication Nets 12 Criminal Arrests

Date of News Release: 08/27/2013

(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY.) During the week of August 12th thru August 16th, 2013 the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in a joint effort with the Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown and the KSP Aircraft section, eradicated the illegal cultivation of marijuana throughout the Post 4 area. The KSP aircraft flew over numerous areas including Hardin, Meade, Jefferson, Grayson, Bullitt and Breckinridge counties. The aircraft was also occupied by officers and troopers trained to spot marijuana from the aircraft from both the KSP and the Task Force.

The results of the week long effort was the seizure of 800 marijuana plants with a street value of $1,600,000, the confiscation of 18 guns, 12 criminal arrests and 19 criminal cases opened that are still under investigation.

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