Owensboro potbust johnsonOWENSBORO, Ky. (1/29/14) – Detectives with the Owensboro Police Department Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at AAA Rent-A-Space on Salem Drive as part of an ongoing investigation into a marijuana trafficking case.

On Jan. 25 when detectives searched the storage unit, rented under the name Markee D. Johnson, 21, approximately nine pounds of marijuana was found.

The marijuana was packaged in a manner indicative of an ongoing trafficking operation and was estimated at $9,000, according to OPD.

Johnson turned himself into OPD on Tuesday.

He is lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center on charges of trafficking in marijuana less than five pounds first offense, a class C felony.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News Lead Reporter
Information Provided by Michael Hathaway

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

SOUTH CARROLLTON, Ky. (8/4/15) ― Two people were injured during a two-vehicle collision yesterday, Aug. 3 on U.S. 431… Read More

HPD Searching for Suspect Involved in Alleged Burglary

HENDERSON, Ky. (8/3/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on July 31, 2015 at approximately 1:10… Read More

Most Read This Week

July 30, 2015 3998

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3893

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2697

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2588

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2498

Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16847

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15843

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 03, 2015 1668

Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair Pageants…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1490

Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident

by SurfKY News
August 04, 2015 1441

Hopkins School System Has More Hiring to Do

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1289

Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Encourage…

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1082

Two Vehicle Collision Injures One, Driver…

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1061

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1050

Back To School Bash Brings Crowd to Mall

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 952

Vehicle Accident Results in One Fatality

by SurfKY News
August 04, 2015 946

No. 9 Steakhouse Owners Working to Rebuild Dream

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 654

Hopkins County Pays Tribute to School Personnel…

by Ron Sanders