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Hopkins County Drug Investigation

Date of News Release: 03/25/2009

(Madisonville, Ky.) - On March 24, 2009, at approximately 7:52 P.M., Kentucky State Police Troopers, with the assistance of Dawson Springs Police Department, executed a Search Warrant at Mr. Justin M. Franklin's residence in Dawson Springs, KY. As a result of the search, Troopers located Marijuana inside the residence. Multiple items of drug paraphernalia were also recovered including, several Marijuana pipes, rolling papers, and grinders with Marijuana residue. Trooper Derek Smith arrested Mr. Franklin. He was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense, and 2 Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. He was taken to the Hopkins County Detention Center where he was processed and 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.

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