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Drug Arrest in Mayfield, KY

Date of News Release: 02/08/2008

(Mayfield, KY) - Trooper Joe Gregory was on routine patrol in Mayfield when he noticed an unrestrained driver driving north on South 14th Street. Trooper Gregory stopped the vehicle for the seatbelt violation and upon speaking with the driver, Chase Shelton, the trooper learned that Shelton possessed marijuana. After a search of Shelton, Trooper Gregory located multiple baggies of marijuana in the Shelton's pants pocket. Shelton possessed the marijuana in close proximity to St. Joseph's Catholic School on West Broadway. Shelton was arrested without incident and lodged in the Graves County Jail on a $5000.00 bond. State Police was assisted by the Graves County Sheriff's Office. The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Joe Gregory with KSP.

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