3 Hopkins County residents facing drug trafficking charges

Authorities say a suspicious vehicle complaint netted the arrest of three Hopkins County residents Sunday night for drug trafficking and other offenses.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department reports an investigation into a suspicious vehicle complaint on Island Ford Road around 6:17 Sunday night led authorities to the residence of the registered owner on Osborne Lane in Madisonville.

Upon arrival, the deputy states he made contact with 33 year old Joseph Franklin and immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana inside the residence. After the residence was secured and a search warrant was obtained, deputies reportedly found a large amount of marijuana, synthetic marijuana and methamphetamine, as well as items used to traffic all three of the drugs. According to the report, drug paraphernalia and a stolen firearm were recovered from inside the residence as well.

Police arrested and charged Franklin and two women, 28 year old Dakota Scott of Madisonville and 23 year old Kayla Calbreath of Mortons Gap with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (> or = 2 GMS Methamphetamine).

Franklin also faces additional charges of Trafficking Marijuana (8 oz to < 5 lbs) 1st Offense, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Receiving Stolen Property – Firearm, Possession of Defaced Firearm and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

In addition to the trafficking meth offense, Scott was also charged with Promoting Contraband 1st Degree.
All three subjects were lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.

(Pictured LtoR: Joseph Franklin, Dakota Scott, Kayla Calbreath)

Joseph FranklinDakota ScottKayla Calbreath

(Source: Hopkins Co. Detention Center)

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