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Archive for Friday, August 10, 2012

40 years ago: Marijuana harvesters caught in the act

August 10, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 10, 1972:

  • Three men from Cincinnati, Ohio, had been arrested this week while in the act of harvesting marijuana in an area about three miles southeast of Perry. Officers had received a report of harvesters and had immediately taken into custody two of the men, but the third had fled across a small stream and hidden in a corn field. After an airplane was used in an unsuccessful attempt at locating him, the man had been arrested at about 9:30 p.m. "when the mosquitoes chased him out," according to Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Eisenhower.
  • A break-in at the Elks Lodge, 3705 W. 23rd., was one of 11 places that had suffered similar fates during a recent night. According to the investigating KBI agent, the lodge burglary had been a "professional" job, with club records taken and an undetermined amount of money stolen from the safe. In contrast, the other overnight break-ins at various businesses around town had resulted in vandalism, such as broken windows and doors, rather than in actual theft.

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