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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Three Individuals

Date of News Release: 12/29/2013

Earlington, KY (Hopkins County) - On Thursday, December 28, 2013, at approximately 7:51 p.m., Trooper Joseph Bartolotti, Unit 325 conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse for reckless driving at the 40 mile marker on the Pennyrile Parkway. After speaking with the driver, Randy Woodrum, 50 of Brandenton, FL, Trooper Bartolotti determined that he was impaired. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The two passengers, Samuel Dewayne Funsch, 24 and, and Makayla Leo Selman, 19, both of Brandenton, FL, were also arrested. Trooper Bartolotti was assisted by Trooper Jonathan Murphy, Unit 292 and Trooper Cody Kromer, Unit 278.

Listed below are the individuals and their charges:

Randy Woodrum:

  1. Speeding 25 MPH Over Limit (Limited Access)
  2. Reckless Driving
  3. Tampering With Physical Evidence
  4. Operating Motor Vehicle U/Influence Alc/Drugs/ETC .08 1st Offense
  5. Carrying A Concealed Weapon
  6. Possession Of Handgun By Convicted Felon
  7. Trafficking In Marijuana (Less than 8 oz) 1st Offense
  8. Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

Samuel Dewayne Funsch:

  1. Tampering With Physical Evidence
  2. Trafficking In Marijuana (Less Than 8 oz) 1st Offense
  3. Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess
  4. Possession Of Handgun By Convicted Felon

Makayla Leo Selman:

  1. Tampering With Physical Evidence
  2. Trafficking In Marijuana (Less than 8 oz) 1st Offense
  3. Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess

All three subjects were lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.

To anonymously report any type of suspected illegal drug activity, citizens can call the KSP toll-free drug tip hotline, 1-800-DOPE-TIP. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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