Nearly 500 pounds of marijuana was confiscated Thursday at a Nicholasville business, Kentucky State Police said.
Officers seized 491 pounds of processed marijuana that was packaged for resale in 1-pound amounts. The pot came from a recreational vehicle belonging to an employee of the business, which state police did not identify.
The business is in a commercial district located on a former drag strip off U.S. 27, said Trooper John Hawkins, a state police spokesman.
"The business has been very cooperative with us," Hawkins said. "We're trying to protect their name. They're not involved in it."
A woman was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana over 8 ounces, but police did not release her identity. She was taken to the Fayette County jail.
"By not releasing her name, we're trying to gain her cooperation a little bit," Hawkins said.
She was staying with a male employee of the business who had parked the RV on the property of the business, Hawkins said. Police are trying to find that employee. Hawkins did not know whether the woman was related to the employee.
The confiscation was the result of a tip received by Lexington police. Later, police obtained a search warrant carried out by KSP Drug Enforcement Special Investigations East unit and Nicholasville police. The Nicholasville department referred questions to state police.