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Felony Drug Arrest in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 11/13/2009

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On Thursday, November 12, 2009 at approximately 12:07 p.m., the Kentucky State Police, in cooperation with several other agencies, including the Hopkins County Sheriff's Department, the Madisonville Police Department, the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, and the United States Postal Service executed a search warrant at an apartment located on Wilshire Drive. The search warrant was obtained as a result of a year-long, joint investigation by those agencies. Upon execution of the search warrant, officers located a large quantity of hydromorphone pills and hydrocodone pills inside the residence. Officers also located a large amount of U. S. currency and a loaded firearm inside the residence. Arrested without incident was the resident of the apartment, Ralph Stanley, age 68 of Madisonville, KY. Mr. Stanley was charged with the offenses of Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Firearm Enhanced) & Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd Degree 1st Offense (Firearm Enhanced) and 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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