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Three Hopkins County Residents Arrested on Drug-Related Charges

Date of News Release: 03/29/2014

Mannington, KY. (Christian County) - The Kentucky State Police arrested three Hopkins County residents on drug-related charges.

On Friday, March 28, 2014, at approximately 7:22 p.m., Trooper Joseph Bartolotti observed two vehicles, a red GMC truck and a gray Ford truck, parked at the dead end of KY 2171, near the Pennyrile Parkway. Trooper Bartolotti observed a male subject standing outside of the red GMC truck making what appeared to be a hand to hand drug transaction.

Trooper Bartolotti initiated a traffic stop on the vehicles. A female, later identified as Tamberly K. Young, 45, of Earlington, KY, exited the passenger side of the red GMC and fled on foot. She was apprehended, without incident, after a short foot pursuit. Trooper Bartolotti located drugs and drug paraphernalia that Ms. Young had thrown into a wooded area.

Ms. Young was arrested and charged with the following offenses:

  1. Fleeing or Evading Police Officer 2nd Degree (On Foot)
  2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  3. Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Cocaine)

Trooper Bartolotti also arrested Robert M. Young, 65, of Earlington, KY, the driver of the red GMC. He was charged with the following offenses:

  1. Possession of Marijuana
  2. Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree
  3. Possession of Open Alcohol Container in Motor Vehicle
  4. Driving on DUI Suspended License 1st Degree (Aggravating Circumstances)
  5. DUI 3rd Offense (Aggravating Circumstances)

Marshall M. Holeman, 51, of Nebo, KY, was also arrested and charged with the following offenses:

  1. Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Cocaine)
  2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

All three subjects were lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.

Trooper Bartolotti was assisted on scene by Sergeant Daniel White, Trooper Cody Kromer, Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, and the Madisonville Police Department.

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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