Man arrested after found with hemp at Walmart

Man arrested after found with hemp at Walmart

A Harrodsburg man was arrested Tuesday, after he was found with a truck full of hemp plants stolen from private farmland legally authorized to grow hemp.

Timothy J. Preston, 27, of Belmont Street in Harrodsburg, was located at 12:10 p.m. by Danville Police Officers at the Danville Walmart parking lot.

He was found with a black pick up truck full of green, leafy plants.

Preston was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession for sale or transfer of a simulated controlled substance, first offense, and criminal trespass, third degree.

He is lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.

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