TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Trafficking in Marijuana Investigation and Arrest
Date of News Release: 07/14/2008
(Madisonville, KY) - Troopers were conducting a road safety checkpoint at the intersection of KY 109 and KY 1034. Trooper Sawyer and Trooper Smith observed a vehicle turn into an abandoned driveway in an attempt to avoid the checkpoint. Trooper Smith and Trooper Sawyer then observed a 1989 Buick Electra passenger car, parked off the westbound shoulder of the roadway. Upon speaking with the driver and passenger, both individuals admitted that they were smoking marijuana as they were approaching the checkpoint. A search incident to arrest produced approximately seven ounces of marijuana, and items of drug paraphernalia. Both the Mr. Powell and Mr. Browder were transported to Hopkins County Detention Center, where they are lodged.
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.