Morehead man accused of growing marijuana

ELLIOTTVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Rowan County man was arrested Labor Day, accused of growing marijuana, according to State Police.

Investigators say State Police, the KSP Marijuana Eradication Branch, Drug Enforcement/Special Investigation East Branch (DESI) and Troopers from Post 8, found 11 large, mature marijuana plants growing next to a house on Open Fork Road, near Elliottville on Monday afternoon.

Troopers say they also seized several long guns and pistols and a 2007 Ford truck.

Investigators say 53-year old Patrick Whitt, of Morehead, was arrested at the scene and charged with Cultivation of Marijuana over 5 plants and Possession of Marijuana.

He was lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center.

The case is still under investigation by KSP.

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