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Drug Arrest in Anton, KY

Date of News Release: 01/12/2006

Anton, KY (Hopkins County) - On Thursday, January 12, 2006 at approximately 9:06 a.m., troopers from the Kentucky State Police Madisonville Post executed arrest warrants at a residence on Ray Cardwell Road in Anton. The arrest warrants were for Dale L. Fuller on drug charges. During the execution of the arrest warrants, troopers located an indoor marijuana grow at the residence. Troopers seized 4 marijuana plants, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, lighting equipment and five (5) firearms from the residence. Dale L. Fuller age 61 of Madisonville, KY was arrested without incident and lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center. He was charged with the following offenses:

  1. Cultivating Marijuana Less Than 5 Plants
  2. Possession of Marijuana
  3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  4. Possession of Defaced Firearm

*Charges #1-3 are all firearm enhanced making them Class D Felonies. Charge #4 is a Class A Misdemeanor.

Tpr. Mike Manzanares is the investigating officer. Tpr. Lonnie Kavanaugh, Tpr. Brad Stevenson, the Madisonville Police Department and the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force assisted at the scene.

TO ANONYMOUSLY REPORT ANY TYPE OF SUSPECTED ILLEGAL DRUG ACTIVITY, CITIZENS CAN CALL THE KSP TOLL-FREE DRUG TIP HOTLINE, 1-800-DOPETIP (1-800-367-3847). THE HOTLINE IS ANSWERED 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK.

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