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Owen County Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

Date of News Release: 10/28/2012

(Owenton, KY) An Owen County man has been arrested on drug charges after Troopers served a search warrant at his home. Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 went to the home of Ryan Pierson, 38 years old from Owenton, KY, at 4500 Jonesville Road on 10/27. While searching the home, Troopers found multiple bags of marijuana as well as drug trafficking paraphernalia. Troopers also found over 100 prescription pain pills and seized 58 firearms from the home. Pierson was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st and 2nd Degree, Possession of a Meth Precursor, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Legend Drug, and Prescription not in the Proper Container. Pierson was lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center.

Trooper David Staubach is leading the ongoing investigation. Trooper Staubach was assisted at the scene by the Owen County Sheriff's Office and the Owenton Police Department.

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