Drugs, guns seized in Clarkson


By Brittany Wise - bwise@civitasmedia.com



Photo | GCSO Chief Deputy Corey Knochel, Sheriff Norman Chaffins, KSP Trooper Scott Rafferty and Special Deputy Mark Stanton (left to right) recovered a substantial amount of marijuana in a drug and gun seizure on Friday, Aug. 14.


More than $74,000 worth of marijuana plants were seized from a Clarkson property on Friday, Aug. 14, along with guns, pills and drug paraphernalia.

According to Sheriff Norman Chaffins, several plots of marijuana plants were spotted by Chief Deputy Corey Knochel and Kentucky State Police Aircraft. The plants were growing on a Clarkson area property.

Following the sighting, Chaffins made contact with the property owner and “based on information received and evidence already obtained, a search warrant was sought for the property,” he said.

The search led to the seizure of 31 suspected marijuana plants on and around the property. Six additional plants were found and taken from an adjacent property.

Also discovered and seized were 10 long guns, several hydrocodone pills and drug paraphernalia.

Knochel is handling the ongoing investigation and Chaffins said that arrests are forthcoming.

Assisting Knochel and Chaffins at the scene were Kentucky State Police Troopers Scott Rafferty and Seth Payne, along with Payne’s canine Fero; Special Deputy Mark Stanton, and members of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

Photo | GCSO Chief Deputy Corey Knochel, Sheriff Norman Chaffins, KSP Trooper Scott Rafferty and Special Deputy Mark Stanton (left to right) recovered a substantial amount of marijuana in a drug and gun seizure on Friday, Aug. 14.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Corey-Norman-Scott-and-Mark.jpgPhoto | GCSO Chief Deputy Corey Knochel, Sheriff Norman Chaffins, KSP Trooper Scott Rafferty and Special Deputy Mark Stanton (left to right) recovered a substantial amount of marijuana in a drug and gun seizure on Friday, Aug. 14.

By Brittany Wise

bwise@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

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