A Clarksville man was booked into jail after drugs were discovered in his vehicle following a traffic stop this morning.
Hopkinsville Police say around 10:00 a.m. in the area of Lafayette Road and Burley Avenue, Officer Eddie Schaub, along with his K-9 partner, “ Enzo” made a traffic stop after the driver made a traffic violation and discovered 10 pounds of marijuana and $1800 cash inside the vehicle following a search.
30-year old Clifton Thomas Dante is charged with trafficking in marijuana and was booked into the Christian County Jail.
Kentucky State Police and the ATF task force also assisted at the scene.
May has been designated as national drug court month and today marks a momentous chapter in the lives of five individuals who recently graduated from the Adult Drug Court program.
Christian County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Self congratulated the five local residents who successfully completed the program and who are now drug free.
Judge Self offered words of wisdom to the individuals to remain drug free.
One of the graduates spoke about his addiction and how drugs ruled his life until he was admitted to the program and says it has helped him grow up.
Each individual received a certificate among other mementos to serve as a reminder of their accomplishment in becoming drug free.**
A Hopkinsville man says he is grateful to be alive today after a woman claimed to have a
bomb surgically implanted inside her, while on a U.S. Airways flight Tuesday.
22-year old John Harbold says he didn’t know what was happening when his flight to Charlotte, North Carolina from Paris, France was diverted to Bangor, Maine.
Harbold says he is still in shock about the events that took place on his flight back from a mission trip from Africa.
The unidentified woman was reportedly arrested after the passenger plane made an emergency landing in Maine.
No one was injured as a result of the ordeal.
The Hopkinsville City Council Committee of the Whole will discuss one of the more controversial ordinances in the last several months when it meets in special session tomorrow night.
Mayor Dan Kemp has proposed a ban on smoking in public places, stirring up the age-old debate about personal freedom and the overall health of the general public. Mayor Kemp says there is only one exemption in the ordinance council will start with—and it’s not bars.
The mayor and council members have asked the public for their input on the matter and Mayor Kemp says his feedback has been mostly positive.
Council will also discuss next fiscal year’s budget at the 6pm special session in council chambers in the Lackey Municipal Building.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office has raised the necessary money to purchase a K-9 unit and the dog should be there within the next three months.
Sheriff Ray Burnam says Sgt. Jimmy Godair will be the dog’s handler and the plan is to have the animal in Cadiz by late summer.
The K-9 will be used only for drug-sniffing purposes, and the sheriff says it is much-needed.
There has been ongoing discussion on the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page as what the dog should be named when he arrives, with “Trigger” the current leader in the clubhouse.