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KSP Arrest a Nortonville Man on Narcotics Charges

Date of News Release: 10/9/2017

White Plains, KY(October 7, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police arrested a Nortonville man for possession of methamphetamine when he attempted to drive through a pre-approved Traffic Safety Checkpoint on US 62.

On Sunday October 1, 2017, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a passenger vehicle being operated by Derrick Hallum, 27, Nortonville, attempted to through a pre-approved safety checkpoint on US 62 in Hopkins County. Trooper Jacob Stephens, assisted by Trooper Cody Kromer, approached the vehicle and could smell an odor of Marijuana coming from inside. Through a probable cause vehicle search, a white pill container was located under Hallum’s driver seat. Located inside was a plastic bag containing suspected crystal methamphetamine and a black plastic wrapper containing pills identified as schedule 2 controlled substance.

Hallum was arrested and lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center on the following offenses:

  • Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree 2nd offence (Methamphetamine)
  • Prescription Controlled Substance not in proper container 2nd offence
  • Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree 2nd offence - Drug unspecified

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Jacob Stephens.

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