State Police Seize 110 Pot Plants, Release New Anti-Marijuana Video
While investigating complaints about marijuana growing, the Kentucky State Police discovered and seized more than 100 pot plants in Woodford County. The story emerged just days after KSP released its most recent web-based video about its efforts to eradicate weed from the Commonwealth.
From the Kentucky State Police:
The Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post is conducting a drug investigation in Woodford County. On Wednesday, September 5, 2012 the Kentucky State Police responded to a complaint of marijuana growing on Delaney Ferry Road. The investigation turned up 110 marijuana plants. Further investigation led to the search of a residence belonging to Terry Goodpaster. Approximately 4 ounces of processed marijuana and additional marijuana plants that were drying were also located.
Terry Goodpaster of Versailles has been cited to Woodford County District Court and charged with Cultivating Marijuana 5 plants or more and Possession of Marijuana. The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Jason Woodside, Kentucky State Police Post 12 Frankfort. KSP seized all marijuana and a 2005 Suzuki ATV. KSP was assisted by the Versailles Police Department.
Should you suspect possible illegal activity on your land or find marijuana while hunting or farming, please contact the Kentucky State Police Post 12 Frankfort at 1-502-227-2221 or 1-800-DOPE-TIP. All tips and information can be reported and the caller remains anonymous.
Check out the video about pot eradication: YouTube
UPDATE: The State Police also made a marijuana bust during a traffic stop Sunday:
On Sunday, September 9, 2012, Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Jonathan Holbrook conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Lincoln Passenger Car for a seatbelt violation on I 65 in Hart County, Kentucky.
Master Trooper Holbrook detected a strong odor of processed marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver, Barbaro Perdomo (28) of Homestead, FL gave Master Trooper Holbrok consent to search the vehicle. A search was conducted on the vehicle which 15 lbs of marijuana was discovered.
Barbaro Perdomo and his passenger, Ricardo Perez Torres (50) of Miami, FL was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail.
Perdomo was charged with Failure to Wear Seatbelt and Trafficking Marijuana over 5 lbs. and Perez Torres was charged with Trafficking Marijuana over 5 lbs.
The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Master Trooper Jonathan Holbrook. He was assisted on scene by Trooper Joel Huff, Trooper Ronnie Reynolds and Hart County Deputy Sheriff Raymond "Bucky" Day.