TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Felony Drug Arrest in Webster County
Date of News Release: 11/12/2010
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On Thursday, November 11, 2010, at approximately 8:04 p.m., Trooper Casey Wethington and Trooper William Braden conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Loman L. Baize, age 43 of Dixon, KY, at the intersection of KY 670 and Finley Street in Providence. The troopers discovered a bottle of prescription pills in the vehicle. Mr. Baize was also found to be in possession of marijuana. Mr. Baize was arrested and charged with Possession Controlled Substance 2nd Degree 1st Offense, Possession of Marijuana, DUI 1st Offense, and Rear License Plate Not Illuminated. He was lodged in the Webster County Detention Center.
Through the course of their investigation, the two troopers were able to obtain a search warrant for a residence located on US 41A in Dixon. On Friday, November 12, 2010, at approximately 12:39 a.m., officers executed the search warrant at the residence on US 41A in Dixon.
Upon executing the search warrant, the following items were located in the residence: prescription drugs not in the proper container, suspected mushrooms, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. The resident, Mark D. Gish, age 47 of Dixon, KY, was also found to be cultivating marijuana at the residence. Mr. Gish was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana Under 8 ounces, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Fentynol), Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Mushrooms), Cultivating Marijuana less than 5 Plants 1st Offense, Prescription Drugs not in Proper Container, and Promoting Contraband 1st Degree. He was lodged in the Webster County Detention Center.
Trooper William Braden, Trooper Ben Sawyer, Trooper Jeff Ayres, Sergeant Brenton Ford, the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clay Police Department assisted Trooper Wethington with the execution of the search warrant.
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.