Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Drug Trafficking Arrest in Madison County
Date of News Release: 01/23/2012
(Richmond, KY) -- Saturday, January 21, 2012 at :12:17 am EST Sergeant Harvey Baxter of the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, conducted a traffic stop on Orange Street inside the city limits of Richmond. During the traffic stop Sergeant Baxter detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Further investigation resulted in the discovery of narcotics and other drug paraphernalia. The operator, Dewey Varner, 41 years old, of Apopka Florida, was charged with numerous traffic violations, Trafficking in Marijuana, Trafficking in Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Dewey Varner was arrested and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.