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3 Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

Date of News Release: 02/01/2014

White Plains, KY. (Hopkins County) - The Kentucky State Police arrested three White Plains residents on drug-related charges.

On Friday, January 31, 2014, The Kentucky State Police received a complaint regarding the location of a wanted fugitive. According to the information provided, Chad Love, who was wanted for a Felony Offense out of Hopkins County, was at 197 Hardwick Road, White Plains.

At approximately 6:27 p.m., Trooper Jonathan Murphy and Trooper Curtis Crick made contact with the homeowner, Glen Larkins. Glen Larkins provided consent to search his property for the fugitive.

While searching a single room building located south of the residence, Troopers located Stephanie Combs and Heather Parker sitting in the floor. While speaking with the subject regarding the location of Mr. Love, Troopers located suspected methamphetamines.

Trooper Jonathan Murphy exited the building and located Mr. Love hiding underneath the deck which extended from the building over a pond. Mr. Love was arrested for the active warrant. During a search of the residence, Trooper Jonathan Murphy located two plastic baggies of suspected marijuana and items consistent with drug paraphernalia on Mr. Love.

The Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Hopkins County Sheriff Office K-9 Unit.

Trooper Murphy charged Chad Love with the following offenses:

  1. Possession of Marijuana
  2. Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess
  3. Possession of a Controlled Substance - 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Meth)

Trooper Crick charged Stephanie Combs with the following offenses:

  1. Possession of a Controlled Substance - 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Meth)
  2. Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension - 2nd Degree

Trooper Crick charged Stephanie Heather Parker with the following offenses:

  1. Possession of a Controlled Substance - 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Meth)
  2. Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension - 2nd Degree

All subjects were lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.

To anonymously report any type of suspected illegal drug activity, citizens can call the KSP toll-free drug tip hotline, 1-800-DOPE-TIP. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.