Agents from the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force and Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker worked together on the bust. The plants, some of which were as tall as 12 feet, had a total estimated street value of $880,000 – or $2,000 per plant.
“Since we had plenty of rainfall this year, the marijuana crops have done well,” said Jerry Smith, director of the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force. “We have located and destroyed more marijuana plots this year than in years past. This may be due to the economy and people trying to supplement their income.”
The case is still under investigation.
Smith added that this is the beginning of the harvest time for marijuana, which runs through the first part of November. Anyone with information in Simpson or Logan counties about marijuana being grown or any other information about illegal drugs is urged to call the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force at 725-4972 or 1-877-725-4972.