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Benton, Ky. man faces marijuana growing charges


Troopers say a Benton, Kentucky man faces drug charges after he was allegedly found with marijuana plants.

Ronald G. Ledbetter, 49, of Benton, Ky. was arrested on charges of marijuana cultivation: five or more plants, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.

According to troopers, Ledbetter was seen allegedly trying to remove marijuana plants from a plot in Marshall County on Monday.

Troopers say they recovered 49 marijuana plants with a street value of $49,000.

Ledbetter was taken to the Marshall County Jail.  

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