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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of The Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Drug task force bust yields 35 pot plants


A Sidney man is in custody after the local drug task force seized 35 marijuana plants it said he was growing on a nearby abandoned farm.

Floyd O. Kettle, 53, was charged last week with a count of manufacturing or cultivating of marijuana and two counts of delivery or distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park. The manufacturing charge is a Class III felony, while the delivery counts are Class II felonies.

Kettle was due in court late Tuesday afternoon for a preliminary hearing. He has requested an attorney in the matter.

The arrest comes as the result of a five-month investigatio...

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