TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Drug Arrest in Todd County
Date of News Release: 08/13/2007
(Madisonville, KY.) - Trooper Brandon McPherson initiated a traffic stop on KY 507 3 miles West of Allegre in Todd County on Mr. Thomas J. Tucker. During the stop Trooper McPherson determine that Mr. Tucker was Operating a Motor vehicle under the influence. After searching Mr. Tucker's vehicle, Trooper McPherson located some Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Tucker and his passenger Mrs. Elkins were arrested without incident and lodged in the Christian County Detention Center.
Mr. Tucker was charged with Careless Driving, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of alcohol/drugs (Agg Circum) 1st offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd or Greater Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd or Greater Offense, Tampering with Physical Evidence. Mrs. Elkins was charged with Public Intoxication.
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.