Police confiscate over $600k of marijuana


Property owner ruled out as suspect

By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



Photo courtesy of GCSO Local law enforcement last Friday, July 29 confiscated approximately 254 marijuana plants—worth over $600,000—off of KY Highway 54.


Photo courtesy of GCSO Law enforcement discovered the marijuana plants growing between rows of corn.


Photo courtesy of GCSO The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office left a message for the owners of the confiscated marijuana plants on Friday.


Local law enforcement last Friday, July 29 confiscated approximately 254 marijuana plants—worth over $600,000—off of KY Highway 54 in Grayson County.

At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Friday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), Leitchfield Police Department, Kentucky State Police, and Grayson County Detention Center confiscated approximately 254 marijuana plants off of Highway 54 a few miles west of Short Creek, according to a news release from Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins.

“A tip was received through the GCSO earlier in the week which led us to a location a few hundred feet off the roadway into a corn field,” Chaffins wrote in the release. “The marijuana plants were discovered growing between rows of corn that had been pulled up to make room for the marijuana.”

No arrests were made on Friday, but the investigation into this matter is ongoing.

“…These agencies prevented over $600,000.00 worth of marijuana from entering the black market and into the hands of our youth,” Chaffins wrote in the release.

The owner of the property on which the marijuana plants were found has been ruled out as a suspect, according to Chaffins.

Additionally, the property owner, whose identity has not been released, called and thanked the law enforcement officers for confiscating the marijuana plants and granted them permission to continue investigations in the area, Chaffins said.

As of press time on Tuesday, there were no suspects in the investigation.

Harvested marijuana can yield up to a pound worth anywhere from $2,000 to $2,500 per plant, according to Chaffins.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other marijuana grow is encouraged to call the GCSO at 270-259-3024, any of the aforementioned law enforcement agencies, and/or his or her local police agency.

Individuals who submit information may remain anonymous.

Photo courtesy of GCSO Local law enforcement last Friday, July 29 confiscated approximately 254 marijuana plants—worth over $600,000—off of KY Highway 54.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Marijuana-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of GCSO Local law enforcement last Friday, July 29 confiscated approximately 254 marijuana plants—worth over $600,000—off of KY Highway 54.

Photo courtesy of GCSO Law enforcement discovered the marijuana plants growing between rows of corn.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Marijuana-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of GCSO Law enforcement discovered the marijuana plants growing between rows of corn.

Photo courtesy of GCSO The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office left a message for the owners of the confiscated marijuana plants on Friday.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Marijuana-3.jpgPhoto courtesy of GCSO The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office left a message for the owners of the confiscated marijuana plants on Friday.
Property owner ruled out as suspect

By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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