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After accepting box of California pot, police arrest mother, son

By Molly Haines

A mother and son were placed behind bars last week after what Owenton Police called the biggest drug bust in the city’s recent history.
The bust came after the Owenton Police Department received a tip on a large quantity of marijuana being delivered to the apartment building at 315 North Main Street.
The tip came from a United States postal inspector.
Jackie L. Gibson, 36, of Sparta, and Linda K. McKinney, 52, of Owenton, were arrested Jan. 29 and both charged with trafficking in marijuana, 5 lbs. or more.


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