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Tips lead to pot

Aided by tips and a drone, Knox County sheriff’s deputies confiscated more than 1,000 marijuana plants.
Sheriff David Shaffer reported Wednesday that 1,018 marijuana plants were taken from cornfields in Howard and Butler townships.

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Police want drug collaboration

Chiefs of police in Knox County are seeking a legally binding agreement that will raise the level of collaboration between departments when working drug investigations.

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New supplier for Fredericktown electric

Fredericktown will have a new electrical supplier starting in October.

Fredericktown council voted Monday to enter into a three-year contract with energy broker Palmer Energy Co. The contract is for Palmer Energy to broker for the lowest fixed rate for electricity to village residents and eligible small commercial accounts.

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Office gives defender equal footing

The Knox County Public Defender moved into new accommodations a bit more on par with what their counterparts in the prosecuting attorney’s office have.

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Joshua Morrison/News The Mount Vernon Loyal Order of Moose will display a police patrol bike until it goes into service with the Mount Vernon Police Department. The Moose purchased the bike and gear for the MVPD through can recycling funds and donations. Pictured, from left, is Moose President John Anderson, Junior Governor Steve Frazier, Administrator Harold C. Bond Jr., MVPD Capt. Scott McKnight and MVPD Patrolman Nick Holdren.

Police get new bicycle from Moose

A fully equipped police bike is on display at the Loyal Order of Moose in Mount Vernon.
The bike is the second donated by the Moose to the Mount Vernon Police Department.

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MV man hit with four drug charges in seven months

A 19-year-old man who has racked up four felony cases in a little more than six months was arraigned Thursday in Knox County Common Pleas Court.

Timothy B. Carper, 19, Mount Vernon, appeared in court on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

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