White Plains (Hopkins County) A Louisville man is arrested by Kentucky State Police on drug and firearm charges.
On November 24, 2017, at 4:22 P.M., Trooper Brian Graves and Sergeant Jon McGehee, with the Kentucky State Police, were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on US Highway 62 approximately 3 miles east of White Plains. William R Cook, age 34 of Louisville, approached the checkpoint operating a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier. It was confirmed that Mr. Cook did not have a valid driver’s license. Through investigation, it was determined that Mr. Cook was under the influence of controlled substances. A search of his vehicle revealed methamphetamine, items used to distribute and ingest methamphetamine, and a stolen handgun. Mr. Cook was lodged at the Hopkins County Detention Center on the following charges:
- Operating on a Suspended License
- Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense Methamphetamine > 2 Grams
- Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon
- Receiving Stolen Property, Firearm
- Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs 1st Offense
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia