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Man charged in hemp plant theft

David Newton was arrested September 1 for taking 13 hemp plants from a farm in New Haven.
Credit: Nelson County Jail

NEW HAVEN, Ky. — A man has been indicted in Nelson County for stealing more than $10K worth of hemp.

David Newton was arrested September 1 for taking 13 hemp plants from a farm in New Haven.

According to the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, Newton's wallet was found at the crime scene. Officers tracked him down and found the plants in his possession.

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