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Felony Drug Arrest in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 07/08/2009

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at approximately 10:14 p.m., troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 and officers from the Dawson Springs Police Department executed an arrest warrant on Baxter Avenue in Dawson Springs. Troopers located Jeremy Barber inside the residence hiding in a clothes dryer. He was arrested without incident. Through further investigation, officers also located illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the residence in close proximity to a small child. Jeremy Barber age 27 of Hopkinsville, Ky. was charged with Execution of Warrant-Failure to Appear, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense-Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense & Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree. Amber Martin age 21 of Dawson Springs, Ky. was charged with Drinking Alcohol In Public, Hindering Apprehension/Prosecution 2nd Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense. Jeremy Barber and Amber Martin were 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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