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Drug Arrest in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 12/08/2008

(Madisonville, KY) - On Sunday, December 7, 2008, troopers were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint near the city limits of Madisonville on KY 336. Troopers observed Mark Wilson operating his vehicle towards the checkpoint. After further investigation, Trooper Derek Smith located marijuana in Mr. Wilson's vehicle. Mr. Wilson was arrested without incident and charged with the DUI 1st Offense, Possession of Marijuana & Promoting Contraband 2nd Degree. The Promoting Contraband 2nd Degree charge stems from the result of locating more marijuana in his possession once he was inside the Hopkins County Detention Center. Mr. Wilson 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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