A Christian County man was arrested yesterday afternoon on drug charges after he allegedly admitted to growing marijuana.
The arrest card says 39-year old William Rush of 4130 Madisonville Road admitted to Christian County Sheriff’s deputies that five plants on his parents’ property longed to him and that he had an indoor growing operation.
Police say Rush also had a pipe commonly used to smoke the illegal weed and that he tried to destroy some of the plants when officers arrived. He was charged with cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.
Hopkinsville Police conducted a day-long intensive warrants detail yesterday, and made 17 arrests.
A news release says there were 29 warrants served and four summonses. Police say there is a distinctive correlation between people wanted on warrants for other crimes and them committing new crimes before being located.
Officer John Bracey and five other officers focused on serving as many warrants as possible in one day and the charges ranged from theft to failure to pay child support all the way up to wanton endangerment.
26-year old Sherekia Cherry of Hopkinsville was charged with 1st degree wanton endangerment for allegedly pointing a handgun at a woman at South Campbell and East 7th April 28th and threatening to kill her in front of the victim’s daughter.
She was arrested and lodged in the Christian County Jail on a 5 thousand dollar bond.
Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is expressing his criticism of President Obama for not being a leader in dealing with the nation's long-term debt.
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told CBS' "Face the Nation" that "this president needs to become the adult" on entitlement reform and cutting the deficit.
Senator McConnell says President Obama has failed to tell Americans about the fiscal problem the country is facing.
The senator says he hopes Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is able to defeat President Obama in the general election and bring fiscal responsibility to the White House.
Tennessee is joining the list of states requiring drug testing for all welfare recipients.
Governor Bill Haslam signed the bill into law Monday. The law requires first time offenders to either enter a treatment program or lose their benefits for six months. Penalties increase after that. It goes into effect January 1st.