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: 05/01/2008
(Madisonville, KY) - Trooper Ayres, U/268, and Trooper McPherson, U/678, initiated a traffic stop on a black passenger car on Highland Lick Road. Upon activating their emergency equipment the vehicle slowed as if it was going to pullover. The vehicle then accelerated in an attempt to flee. The pursuit continued on KY507 for approximately 1 mile before turning onto Cardwell Lane. The vehicle continued on Cardwell Lane before it left the roadway and entered a field. The occupants abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Jonathan G. Morgan, a passenger, was apprehended and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense; Possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine); Possession of drug paraphernalia; Fleeing and evading 2nd on foot. KSP Canine was contacted and a search was initiated in an attempt to locate the remaining two occupants of the vehicle. No other subjects were located during the search. The case is still under investigation by Trooper Ayres. Anyone having any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police.