Kentucky State Police Arrest 3 for Marijuana Cultivation

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MCCRACKEN CO. -- Three people are facing charges after authorities uncovered a marijuana growing operation in McCracken County.

Jessica S. Jones, 32, Chad D. Drake, 33, and Robert L. Martin, 28, all of Owensboro, Kentucky, were arrested Sunday for complicity to cultivate marijuana.

Kentucky State Police found three plots near Downs Road in the Reidland area. Jones, Drake, and Martin were taken into custody after an officer stopped their vehicle leaving the area and discovered harvested plants inside.

All three were taken to the McCracken County Jail. Additional charges are expected.

Kentucky State Police estimate the value of the marijuana plants seized at $180,000.

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