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Search Warrant Leads To Drug Arrests

Date of News Release: 05/07/2014

Nortonville, KY (Hopkins County) - The Kentucky State Police arrested two Hopkins County residents for drug-related offenses after executing a search warrant.

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at approximately 11:07 p.m., KSP Troopers Joseph Bartolotti and Jeff Ayres, along with KSP Sergeant Daniel White, executed a search warrant at a residence on East Louisville Avenue in Nortonville. Upon executing the search warrant, two individuals were located inside the residence and were suspected to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Trooper Joseph Bartolotti charged the following individuals:

Steven P. Ford, 37, of Nortonville, KY

  1. Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense - Meth (D Felony)
  2. Tampering with Physical Evidence (D Felony)

Michael G. Stanley, 43, of Mortons Gap, KY

  1. Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense – Meth (D Felony)

Both individuals were lodged in the Hopkins County Jail. Trooper Bartolotti is continuing the investigation.

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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