TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Felony Drug Arrest in Hopkins County, KY
Date of News Release: 08/29/2005
(Madisonville, KY) - Post 2 received a tip that the accused Ricky McBride was growing and selling marijuana out of his residence on Union Temple Road . Units obtained a search warrant for the residence and located marijuana plants, 2 pounds of processed marijuana, and numerous firearms inside the residence.
Ricky McBride was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Offense, Trafficking in Marijuana between 8 ounces and 5lbs, Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon; Cultivating Marijuana Less than 5 Plants 2nd Offense and lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.
To anonymously report any type of suspected illegal drug activity, citizens can call the KSP toll-free drug tip hotline, 1-800-DOPETIP. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.