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Columbia Police make arrest; allege large marijuana grow
Arrest made on Hadley Church Road, a short, deadend road off KY 704 approximately 8 miles south of intersection of KY 704 and Fairplay Road, Columbia, in Adair County Magisterial District 3. CPD Ofc Josh Brockman is continuing the investigation and was assisted by Chief Jason Cross, Sgt Gary Roy, Ofc Jamie Cole, Russell County Sheriff's K-9 deputy Ethan Pike, and Adair County Emergency management.
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By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Jason Cross, Chief
Columbia Police arrest Adair County man after investigation leads to indoor marijuana growing operation.
On Monday, October 16, 2017, Columbia Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence located off of KY 704 on Hadley Church Road.
Officer Josh Brockman obtained the search warrant after concluding a drug investigation that led him to the residence where the operation was based.
As a result of the the search, over 200 plants of marijuana were seized and over 10 lbs. of processed marijuana was found on the property, which included an indoor grow, outside grow, and multiple buildings used for drying and processing. The street value of all illegal drugs seized exceed 150,000 dollars.
James Dale Boyd, age 52, of Columbia, was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana over 5 lbs., cultivating marijuana over 5 plants, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Boyd was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
CPD Ofc Josh Brockman is continuing the investigation and was assisted by Chief Jason Cross, Sgt Gary Roy, Ofc Jamie Cole, Russell County Sheriff's K-9 deputy Ethan Pike, and Adair County Emergency management.
This story was posted on 2017-10-18 03:10:12
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