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Franklin County, Ky. man facing child porn charges

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Franklin County, Kentucky man is facing felony charges after an undercover investigation found marijuana and child pornography, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

Representatives of the Kentucky State Police's Electronic Crime Branch executed a search warrant at the home of 37-year-old Russell A. Burchett Wednesday night, after police say they uncovered evidence that Burchett had been sharing child pornography images on the Internet.

While there, authorities allegedly also found "a sophisticated indoor marijuana grow operation," which was subsequently dismantled by the Kentucky State Police's Cannabis Suppression Branch.

Burchett was arrested and charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying the sexual performance of a minor and five counts of distribution of matter portraying the sexual performance of a minor. He is also charged with cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is currently being held in the Franklin County Regional Jail.

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