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Two Men Arrested for Methamphetamine

Date of News Release 01/31/05

(Columbia, KY) - On Saturday, January 29th, Kentucky State Police Trooper Tyson Lawson & Detective George Atwood initiated a traffic stop in the Mintonville Area of Casey County. After a search of the vehicle, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia & a handgun was located in the vehicle.

After a search of the suspects residence, on Henson Creek Road in Casey County, materials used to manufacture methamphetamine were found. Also another firearm was located at the residence.

Two suspects were arrested. Danny L New was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of anhydrous not in proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia & possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Also arrested was Kevin S Hall, who was charged with possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of anhydrous not in proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia & possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

The incident is being investigated by Trooper Tyson Lawson, who is being assisted by Sgt. Ken Hill, Detective George Atwood, Trooper Kendra Wilson & Detective Tim Simpson.

"The Kentucky State Police encourages the public to report any suspected drug activity to our anonymous drug tip-line at 1-800-DOPETIP"

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