TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Felony Drug Arrest in Muhlenberg County
Date of News Release: 11/08/2010
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On Sunday, November 7, 2010, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Trooper Scotty Sharp and Trooper Brandon McPherson conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Eric L. Shelton, age 35 of Central City, KY, in the city limits of Greenville for speeding. During the traffic stop, Trooper McPherson observed a knotted, plastic bag inside the vehicle and inquired about it. Mr. Shelton then attempted to hide the bag on his person. Inside the plastic bag, the troopers located a "rock" of suspected, crack cocaine. Mr. Shelton was arrested and charged with Speeding and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd or > Offense (Cocaine). He was lodged in the Muhlenberg 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.