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Drug Arrest in Dawson Springs, KY

Date of News Release: 10/19/2007

Dawson Springs, KY (Hopkins County) - On Thursday, October 18, 2007, Tpr. Derek Smith responded to a call of a non-injury crash located on the Western Kentucky Parkway westbound at the 32 mile-marker. Upon checking the driver's (Shannon L. McGee age 27 of Arlington, KY) operator's license, Tpr. Smith learned that there was an active warrant out for his arrest. Mr. McGee was placed under arrest. While conducting a search incident to arrest, Tpr. Smith located a bag of suspected marijuana in one of Mr. McGee's boots. As a result of searching of the vehicle, troopers located various items of drug paraphernalia (digital scales, plastic baggies), several pills (oxycodone, alprazolam) and a police scanner. Mr. McGee was arrested without incident and charged with the following offenses:

  1. DUI 1st Offense
  2. Trafficking Marijuana Less Than 8 Ounces 1st Offense
  3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Offense
  4. Possession Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense
  5. Possession Controlled Substance 3rd Degree 1st Offense
  6. Possession of Radio That Sends/Receives Police Messages
  7. Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container 1st Offense
  8. Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle
  9. Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Insurance 1st Offense
  10. Execution of Warrant for other Agency-Failure to Appear

He was lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center. Tpr. Darron Holliman and Tpr. Mark Combs assisted at the scene.

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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