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Drug Round Up in the Post 1 Area

Date of News Release: 11/15/2007

(MURRAY, KY.) On 11-15-07 Kentucky State Police Troopers, with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies conducted a drug round-up, arresting thirteen (13) individuals from four (4) Kentucky Counties and two (2) other states.

Trooper Donald Bowman and Trooper Jay Thomas conducted the two-month investigation by going to various pharmacies in the post one area and inspecting pseudoephedrine purchase logs and other related records. The following subjects were arrested and charged for purchasing more than 9-grams of drug products commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine:

  1. Dustin M. Kirby, 24 of Benton-1 count of Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine Precursor. Kirby-lodged in the Calloway County Detention Center.
  2. Nathan L. Henson, 19 of Hardin-5 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine Precursor-lodged in the Calloway County Detention Center.
  3. David McCoy, 33 of Hardin-2 counts- Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree-Oxycodone, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense, Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree-Ativan-lodged in the Calloway County Detention Center.
  4. Rebecca Stocklen, 26 of Murray-1 count of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense-Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-lodged in the Calloway County Detention Center.
  5. Terry Stroup, 35 of Benton-Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree-Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense-lodged in the Calloway County Detention Center.
  6. Angela Clark, 26 of Hardin-4 counts-Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Prescription Drug not in Proper Container-lodged in the Calloway County Detention Center.
  7. Tamara Abell, 25 of Benton-1 count of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor-lodged in the Calloway County Detention Center.
  8. Jared Adams, 25 of Sedalia-1 count of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor-lodged in the Graves County Jail.
  9. Garret Cedar, 29 of Benton-1 count of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor-lodged in the Calloway County Detention Center.
  10. Gary Williams, 31 of Vienna, IL.-1 count of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor-lodged in Massac County, IL awaiting extradition to Kentucky.
  11. Mandy Hancock, 32 or Vienna, IL.-1 count of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor-lodged in Massac County, IL awaiting extradition to Kentucky.
  12. Lisa Harris, 43 of New Burnside, IL.-1 count of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor-lodged in Massac County, IL awaiting extradition to Kentucky.
  13. Danny Trotter, 32 of Paris, TN.-2 counts of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor-lodged in Henry County, TN awaiting extradition to Kentucky.

Other arrests are pending for six (6) individuals not located during the round up. The investigation revealed these individuals purchased 401.68 grams or 3321 pills during the month. Pseudoephedrine is a main ingredient in clandestine manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Kentucky Division of Probation/Parole, Calloway County Sheriff's Department, Murray Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Henry County (TN) Sheriff's Department, Johnson County (IL) Sheriff's Department and the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force assisted Kentucky State Police with the round-up. The investigation is continuing by Troopers Bowman and Thomas.

To anonymously report any type of suspect illegal drug activity, call the Kentucky State Police toll-free drug tip line at 1-800-DOPETIP. The tip line is answered 24 hours a day.

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