Tip leads to nearly $20,000 of marijuana

The Johnson Co. sheriff says they flew over some land near US 460 and spotted what appeared to be marijuana, so several deputies went up on the property on foot and say they found several tall marijuana plants.

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Deputies in Johnson County say an anonymous tip led them to find nearly $20,000 worth of marijuana Monday.

The sheriff says they flew over some land near US 460 and spotted what appeared to be marijuana, so several deputies went up on the property on foot and say they found several tall marijuana plants.

Sheriff Dwayne Price says an anonymous tip led them to find the six plants on the property each about 5 feet tall and estimated to be worth between two and four thousand dollars per plant at maturity.

Sheriff Price says that find prompted them to get a search warrant for this home where deputies say they found a small amount of marijuana and were still searching by late afternoon.

"This tip came from the public, and we don't turn a deaf ear on any tips we get so here we are," said Sheriff Dwayne Price.

The sheriff says this bust is just another step in fighting drug problems in Johnson County, and they continue to ask for the public's help.

They are not releasing any names, but they say they do plan to take this case to the grand jury.


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