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Methamphetamine Arrest in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 11/27/2017

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