Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Felony Drug Arrest in Wolfe County
Date of News Release: 10/18/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On October 18, 2011, K.S.P. Post 8 Morehead, Trooper Erwin Eiserman and Trooper Brandon Eversole conducted a Knock and Talk Investigation on KY191 in Hazel Green after receiving numerous complaints of drug activity in the area. Trooper Eiserman and Trooper Eversole were given consent to search the property by the owner. During a search of the residence Trooper Eiserman and Trooper Eversole located two baggies containing Methamphetamine. An occupant at the residence, Hershall T. Johnson, age 21, of Hazel Green advised Trooper Eversole and Trooper Eiserman that the Methamphetamine was his. After further investigation of the property Trooper Eiserman and Trooper Eversole also located several precursors in manufacturing Methamphetamine in an outbuilding behind the residence.
Hershall T. Johnson also admitted at that time to have recently manufactured Methamphetamine. Hershall T. Johnson was placed under arrest and lodged in the Three Forks Regional Detention Center in Beattyville. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Erwin Eiserman and Trooper Brandon Eversole.