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200 pot plants found near Athertonville

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By Linda Ireland

UPDATE: James and Linda Maggard turned themselves in Tuesday, June 17, to the court, and have bonded out of jail. The story (which was written Monday) in Wednesday's Herald News stated they were sought by police.

The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force is searching for a pair of Hodgenville residents who were indicted Monday on drug charges.
According to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, who works with the Task Force, officers served a search warrant for a residence on Peak Hollow Road, between Hodgenville and Athertonville.
“Two hundred marijuana plants were found on the property,” said Williamson. “Of those 130 were in an indoor grow system.”
The remainder of the plants were found scattered around the property – in a creekbed, field and on the porch of the residence.
Between one and two pounds of processed marijuana and paraphernalia also were found.
The residents, Linda Maggard (age unavailable) and James Monroe Maggard, 61, are being sought by police after a grand jury found enough evidence to charge them.
Linda Maggard is charged with trafficking in and cultivating marijuana.
James Monroe Maggard is charged with trafficking in and cultivating marijuana, second offense, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
If you know of their whereabouts, contact Williamson at 270-358-3120.
The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and the person is innocent unless and until proven guilty.