TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Possession of Controlled Substance 1st-Cocaine
Date of News Release 12/21/04
(Hickory, KY) - Detective Michelle Kent was traveling South on the Purchase Parkway when a vehicle passed her traveling at approximately 110-MPH.
Detective Kent stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Gary O. Gibson of Henderson, TX. Gibson was cited for speeding and then asked for consent to search his vehicle. Consent was denied and Trooper Turnbow and K-9 Aron responded to the scene to assist with the search. Aron alerted to the presence of drugs in or about the vehicle. Trooper's Turnbow and Williams searched the vehicle and located approximately 5 grams of suspected cocaine under the breather in the engine compartment of the vehicle.
Gibson and the passenger, Derrell L. Bell JR. of Henderson, TX. was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance 1st- Concaine and lodged in the Graves County Jail.
The investigation is continuing by Trooper T.J. Williams.