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Former Ky. sheriff charged after marijuana farm discovered

A former Kentucky sheriff is facing drug charges after authorities found marijuana plants growing on his farm (MGN)

MCKEE, Ky. (WKRC) - A former Kentucky sheriff is facing drug charges after authorities found marijuana plants growing on his farm, according to WKYT.

Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at Dennis Peyman's farm on Wednesday and found 61 marijuana plants. Peyman served as Jackson County Sheriff for several years before leaving the office in 2014.

According to investigators, two other people harvested the marijuana, which police found drying in a barn. It's unclear if police know who those people are and if they face charges.

Officers also found eight vials of non-prescribed anabolic steroids and three loaded firearms at Peyman's home. Investigators believe the firearms were strategically placed to defend his drug operation.

Peyman was arrested for cultivating marijuana and trafficking a controlled substance.

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