KSP Arrest Two in Louisville for Growing, Trafficking Marijuana

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a marijuana suppression investigation led to two arrests on Mulberry Street, and the seizure of money, drugs, guns, and drug paraphernalia.

Officers say at about 7:15 a.m. on December 30, they went to the home of 47-year-old Shane Thompson, who consented to a police search.  Troopers say they found 10 ounces of marijuana, 4 marijuana plants, 2 handguns, 1 rifle, 1 shotgun, and a CO2 tank, along with various pieces of equipment used to grow marijuana.

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While investigating Thompson’s home, Troopers say they discovered clues that led them to another home on Mulberry Street, where they met 36-year-old Damian Gerlach.  Gerlach, too, consented to a search, during which police say they found another 8 ounces of marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and nearly $15,000 in cash.

Thompson was charged with trafficking and cultivation.  Gerlach was charged with trafficking, cultivation, and possession.