TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Benton Man Arrested on Several Charges
Date of News Release: 08/10/2012
(Hickory, Ky.) -- On August 8th, Trooper Brian Duvall responded with the Marshall County Sheriffs Department to a Domestic Violence complaint on US 68 East. Byron Butler, 48 of Benton, was arrested by the Sheriffs Department for actions involved in the original complain. While assisting, Trooper Duvall obtained information that Mr. Butler had an indoor marijuana grow inside his residence. A search warrant for the residence was obtained which led to the discovery of 15 marijuana plants, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a defaced firearm. Mr. Butler was lodged in the Marshall County Jail, charged with Domestic Assault, Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine, Cultivating Marijuana over 5 plants, Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd degree drug unspecified, Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd degree drug unspecified, Prescription drug improper container, Possession of drug paraphernalia, and defacing a firearm. Trooper Duvall was assisted by the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, Kentucky State Police K-9, and the Marshall County Sheriffs Department.