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Trooper Brad Arterburn
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Four Arrested for Trafficking Prescription Pills Near School

Date of News Release: 12/17/2012

(Warsaw, KY) Four people were arrested yesterday (12/16) after Troopers found they were buying and selling prescription pills in their home near the Gallatin County Middle School. Troopers and officers from the Warsaw Police Department responded to 117 Riverview Drive after receiving a call of a female causing a disturbance at the residence. Four people living in the home, 20-year-old Chelsea Debord, 23-year-old John Z. Francis, 55-year-old John M. Francis, and 48-year-old Edna Francis, were present when units arrived. When the units went into the home they immediately smelled the odor of marijuana. A consensual search of the home led to the discovery of marijuana, prescription pills including Percocet, Xanax, and Suboxone, and drug paraphernalia. All four individuals in the home were charged with Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1,000 Feet of a School, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The subjects were lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center.

Trooper Josh Wilhoit is leading the ongoing investigation. Trooper Wilhoit was assisted by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department.

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