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Felony Drug Arrest in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 05/25/2011

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On May 25, 2011, at 1:06 a.m., Trooper Jon McGehee conducted a traffic stop on Anton Road. The vehicle was being driven by Mark E Robards, Age 49, of Madisonville. During the investigation of the traffic stop, Trooper McGehee and Trooper Carlo Anderson observed a strong chemical smell coming from within the vehicle. After Trooper McGehee conducted field sobriety test, Robards was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Offense (Aggravated Circumstances). A search of the vehicle produced a suspected methamphetamine lab, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, anhydrous ammonia, pseudoephedrine, and other components used to manufacture methamphetamine. Passengers Kimberly D Sullivan, and Christy G Graham, was also arrested. Robards, Sullivan and Graham were lodged at the Hopkins County Detention Center.

Mark E Robards age 49 of Madisonville, KY was charged with the following:

  1. Rear License Not Illuminated
  2. Failure to Wear Seat Belts
  3. Failure to Produce Insurance Card
  4. No Registration Receipt
  5. Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st -(Aggravated Circumstances)
  6. Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
  7. Knowingly Possessing Anhydrous Ammonia w/Intent to Manufacture Meth 1st Offense
  8. Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  9. Unlawful Possession of a Meth Precursor 1st Offense

Kimberly D Sullivan age 24 of Dawson Springs, KY was charged with the following:

  1. Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
  2. Knowingly Possessing Anhydrous Ammonia w/Intent to Manufacture Meth 1st Offense
  3. Unlawful Distribution of a Meth Precursor 1st Offense

Christy G Graham age 35 of Madisonville, KY was charged with the following:

  1. Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
  2. Knowingly Possessing Anhydrous Ammonia w/Intent to Manufacture Meth 1st Offense
  3. Unlawful Distribution of a Meth Precursor 1st Offense

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