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Possession of a Controlled Substance

Date of News Release: 10/16/2017

Hartford, KY. (October 13th, 2017) – Kentucky State Police and the Ohio County Sherriff’s Office conducted a pre-approved Traffic Safety Checkpoint in Hartford. KSP and OCSO came into contact with Ryan M. Simpson, of Beaver Dam. Through investigation, KSP and OCSO discovered Simpson to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and related drug paraphernalia. Simpson was arrested, charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense – Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia, and transported to the Ohio County Detention Center.

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