Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Drug Seizure in Estill County
Date of News Release: 12/05/2006
(RICHMOND, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond, has arrested Steven B. Fauste age 53, of Irvine, and charged him with Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 1st and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. On 12/04/2006 at approximately 2322 hours, Trooper Edwin Botkin located a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Riddle Plaza near Irvine. During the investigation of the vehicle, Trooper Botkin was able to locate a substantial quanity of cocaine and over $ 17,000 in cash. Steven Fauste was arrested and lodged in the Estill County Jail. Trooper Botkin was assisted by Trooper Darrell Hutchison and Trooper Butch Canter of the KSP Canine Section. The Kentucky State Police encourages the public to report any suspected drug activity to our anonymous drup tip-line at 1-800-DOPETIP.