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Kentucky State Police Arrest Benton Man for Drug Possession

Date of News Release: 05/5/2017

MURRAY, Ky. (May 5, 2017) – Kentucky State Police stopped a vehicle on Highway 94 West in Calloway County on May 5, 2017 at approximately 4:00 p.m. for a traffic violation. During the stop, the Trooper located methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, hydrocodone, and oxycodone.

Lee M. Farmer Jr., age 47, of Benton, Kentucky, was arrested and charged with the traffic violation as well as First Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), First Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Opiate), Second Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Farmer was lodged in the Calloway County Jail. .

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Jody Cash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

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