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Drug Arrest in Dawson Springs, KY

Date of News Release: 09/19/2007

Dawson Springs, KY (Hopkins County) - On Monday, September 17, 2007 at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers from KSP Post 2 and KSP DESI West were conducting surveillance on a methamphetamine dump site located off of Niles Road as part of an ongoing investigation. While officers were conducting surveillance, they discovered Jimmy R. Kelley preparing to manufacture methamphetamine. As officers approached Mr. Kelley, he attempted to flee on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Jimmy Kelley was apprehended. As the officers were in the process of obtaining a search warrant for the property, Danny Kelley arrived at the scene. Upon noticing the officers, he fled the scene in a vehicle. Two troopers stopped him just up the road. Danny Kelley was arrested and served with outstanding warrants. A search of his person and the immediate area revealed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. A search warrant was secured and executed at the property. Officers located an active methamphetamine lab, anhydrous ammonia, meth precursors and finished product (meth) at the residence of Danny Kelley. During the course of the investigation, Sheila D. Morris provided misleading information to the investigating officers. All three subjects were charged with the offenses listed below and lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.

  1. Name: Jimmy R. Kelley  Age: 39  Sex: M  Address: Dawson Springs, KY
    Charges: Execution of Warrant for Other Agency-Parole Violation
    Manufacturing Methamphetamine
    Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia with intent to Manufacture Meth
    Fleeing/Evading Police 1st Degree(On Foot)
    Lodged: Hopkins County Detention Center
  2. Name: Sheila D. Morris  Age: 36  Sex: F  Address: Dawson Springs, KY
    Charges: Hindering Prosecution/Apprehension 2nd Degree
    Lodged: Hopkins County Detention Center
  3. Name: Danny E. Kelley  Age: 38  Sex: M  Address: Dawson Springs, KY
    Charges: Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
    Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia with intent to Manufacture Meth
    Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense (2 counts)
    Execution of Warrant for Violation of KY DVO/EPO (2 counts)
    Execution of Warrant for Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
    Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree
    Tampering with Physical Evidence
    Lodged: Hopkins County Detention Center

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.

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