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Trooper Arrests Marshall County Woman for Various Drug Charges

Date of News Release: 06/20/2017

BENTON, Ky. (June 16, 2017) – Kentucky State Police arrested a Marshall County woman Friday afternoon during a traffic stop. At approximately 6:00 p.m., Trooper Eric West stopped a passenger car being driven by Amber Howard on Highway 68 near Holland Road in Marshall County. During the stop, Trooper West located several baggies of suspected methamphetamine, numerous pills, and drug paraphernalia.

Amber D. Howard, age 33, of Briensburg, Kentucky was arrested and charged with First Degree Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), First Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), Third Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Alprazolam), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container. She was lodged in the Marshall County Jail.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Eric West. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

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