TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Felony Drug Arrest in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 08/18/2010
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Post 2 units were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint when Mr. Michael Lear pulled up to the checkpoint. Trooper Cottrell was able to determine that Mr. Lear was operating his motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Mr. Lear was transported to the Hopkins County Jail and while at the jail he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Mr. Lear was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree 1st Offense and Tampering w/Physical Evidence and DUI 1st.
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.