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Drug Arrest in Muhlenberg County

Date of News Release: 01/24/2006

(Muhlenberg County) - On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at approximately 11:43 a.m., troopers and detectives from the Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at Austin Towing & Recovery on KY 189. Officers located meth there. On the same date at approximately 11:46 a.m., troopers and detectives from the Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at a Thomas and Sonja Austin residence located on KY 175. Officers located meth, various items of drug paraphernalia, pills and a firearm at the residence.

Thomas A. Austin age 41 of Bremen, KY, his wife-Sonja G. Austin age 32 of Bremen, KY and Brian F. Head age 46 of Owensboro, KY were arrested without incident at Austin Towing & Recovery.

Thomas A. Austin was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance-Meth, Possession of Controlled Substance-Meth (firearm enhanced), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (firearm enhanced) and Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container (4 counts-firearm enhanced). Sonja G. Austin was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance-Meth (firearm enhanced), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (firearm enhanced) and Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container (4 counts-firearm enhanced). Brian F. Head was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance-Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All three were lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.

Tpr. Jeff McWhorter was the arresting officer. Units from KSP Post 2, KSP DESI West and KSP Special Operations assisted.

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.

An image of Thomas A Austin, click here to enlarge An image of Sonja Austin, click here to enlarge
Thomas A Austin Sonja Austin
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Brian F. Head

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