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July 9, 2010

KSP helicopter spots crop from the air: Marijuana plants found

July 9, 2010 —     The Kentucky State Police conducted a drug investigation that focused on marijuana plants that were allegedly being grown at 305 Kodiak Road. Police officers raided the residence July 2 and found 96 marijuana plants on the property.

    The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office contacted the KSP Post 8 at 4 p.m., in reference to drug information they had received, according to police.

    The KSP responded to the call and flew a helicopter out to the residence of Kenneth D. Hamm, 305 Kodiak Road. Upon raiding the residence, state troopers and sheriff deputies found 96 marijuana plants in two different plots near Hamm’s home. As the search ensued, officers found drug paraphernalia as well, police said.

    As a result of the investigation, the two agencies were able to locate and arrest Hamm. He is charged with cultivation of marijuana of five plants or more, first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense, police said.

    Hamm is currently lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center. The incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Toby Gardner.

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