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Hopkins County Drug Arrest

Date of News Release: 12/25/2008

Madisonville, KY - On December 24, 2008, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police and Dawson Springs Police Department were conducting a Pre-Approved Traffic Safety Checkpoint. Micheal Cotton was observed operating his vehicle toward the checkpoint located on KY 109 in the city limits of Dawson Springs, KY. Through further investigation, Trooper Smith located Marijuana in the vehicle and found Mr. Cotton to be under the influence. He was arrested and transported to the Hopkins County Detention Center where he was processed and lodged. Mr. Cotton was charged with Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence 1st Offense, Possession of Marijuana, Failure to Notify Address Change to Department of Transportation.

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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