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ACSO: Monroe Co. man arrested on felony drug charges

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Saturday, July 16, 2022, Sheriff Josh Brockman received a call of a suspicious vehicle on Bull Run Road, 2 miles east of Columbia. Sheriff Brockman and Deputy Derek Padgett located the vehicle, a 2013 black Dodge Avenger, and initiated contact.

The operator appeared under the influence during roadside investigation. A field sobriety test was conducted by Deputy Padgett, and as a result the driver was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.

The driveer was also found to be operating on a suspended drivers license for 3 prior DUIs. Upon taking him into custody, a search revealed pills and suspected methamphetamine concealed in his belt line.

Shawn Nuckols, 31, of Tompkinsville, KY, was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of:
  • Possession of controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine
  • Possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree pills unspecified
  • Possession of prescription controlled substance not in original container
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Operating a motor vehicle under influence of drugs 4th offense
  • Operating on DUI suspended license
  • No insurance
Deputy Padgett was assisted by Sheriff Josh Brockman.

This story was posted on 2022-07-19 11:25:54
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