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Large Drug Bust on Kentucky Flat Road

A large amount of people and drugs busted at a Kentucky Flat Road property Wednesday afternoon. According to Sheriff Keith Royal, members of the Nevada County Narcotics Task Force attempted to arrest a woman that had an active warrant for marijuana cultivation. The women had listed a Kentucky Flat Road address as her residence. However, deputies found much more than the woman at the site.

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Based on what they saw, the officers secured a search warrant and continued the investigation.

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KentuckyFlartbarn1In a barn type structure officers located a sophisticated work area.

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They also located 17,000 dollars in US currency.
officers determined the sole occupant of the property was a Mathew Wilkes who was apparently renting the property.

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Other individuals were also identified as being part of the operation or just living there.
Seven arrests were made including Mr. Wilkes.

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All seven were booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on a number of drug related charges including marijuana cultivation, processing, and conspiracy as well as charges related to the heroin and poppies.

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