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Drug Arrest in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 11/04/2008

(Madisonville, KY) - Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville and officers from the Dawson Springs Police Department executed search warrants at two, separate residences in the Dawson Springs area.

On November 3, 2008 at approximately 11:45 p.m., troopers and officers executed a search warrant at a residence located on West Walnut Street. Upon entering the residence, troopers and officers located marijuana in plain view in the living room. Chad Massey was located in a bedroom. Troopers and officers also located more marijuana, digital scales, a controlled substance (a pill) and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Massey was arrested without incident and charged with the offenses of Trafficking in Marijuana Less Than 8 oz. 2nd or > Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd or > Offense & Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree 1st Offense. He was lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.

On November 4, 2008 at approximately 12:22 a.m., troopers and officers executed a search warrant at a residence located on Hubert Williams Road. Upon entering the residence, troopers and officers detected an odor of marijuana. Inside a juvenile's room, troopers and officers located marijuana, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, and a controlled substance (a pill). Debra Kirkwood was arrested without incident and charged with the offenses of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 2nd Degree (2 counts) & Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 3rd Degree (2 counts). She was lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center. A juvenile was cited for the offenses of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense & Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree 1st Offense. The juvenile was released to another family member.

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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