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Alleged speeder arrested in Taylor Co. faces trafficking charges

Hopkinsville man, 21, arrested, lodged in Taylor County Detention Center, Campbellsville, KY. Faces multiple charges.
Arrests are considered charges. An arrest is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged in an arrest is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Sgt Jason H. Morris, Public Affairs Office
Kentucky State Police, Region 2

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (Tue 7 May 2018) Kentucky State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 Chevrolet yesterday around 7:24amET, on Hodgenville Road 6 miles west of Campbellsville, KY.

The driver, who was identified as 21 year-old Anshawn Francis of Hopkinsville, KY, was observed driving at a high rate of speed while passing another motorist.

During the investigation the driver was found to be operating on a suspended operator's license and not wearing his seat belt.

Marijuana and digital scales were found in the vehicle along with a handgun.

Francis was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County jail and charged with Speeding, Failure to Wear Seat Belt, Operating on a Suspended License, Trafficking in Marijuana and Reckless Driving.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity. You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores. Download the KSP mobile app by searching "KSPOLICE" in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice.

This story was posted on 2018-05-08 08:49:19
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KSP makes marijuana trafficking arrest after speeding stop

2018-05-08 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo from Sgt. Jason H. Morris, Public Affairs Office, Kentucky State Police, Region 2.
Marijuana and digital scales were found in the vehicle along with a handgun.

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