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Felony Drug Arrest in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 07/11/2008

(Madisonville, KY) - While officers were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on KY 813, Tpr. Carlo Anderson noticed a vehicle that was attempting to turn around to avoid the checkpoint. Tpr. Anderson was able to stop the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, Tpr. Anderson located numerous pills in the vehicle. A further search of the vehicle revealed several items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine, bags of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Derrick Fugate was arrested without incident and charged with 1) Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense-Meth (C Felony), 2) Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense (B Felony), 3) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Offense (D Felony) & 4) Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursors 2nd Offense (C Felony). He was lodged in the 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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