Last updated: September 04. 2014 1:46PM - 5958 Views
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The Logan County Sheriff’s Department and Russellville Police Department have made several drug arrests in the past week, including a substantial marijuana bust last week.


On Thursday, Aug. 28, deputy Kyler Harvey and Sgt. Clint Wright of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to 105 Dover Lane in Russellville after receiving information that Dustin T. Powell, 26, who lived at that location was trafficking marijuana.


Upon arrival, the police found approximately 1.7 pounds of marijuana, a set of digital scales, several items of drug paraphernalia and $76 in cash. Powell was arrested and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center on charges of trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription drugs not in a proper container, and third degree possession of a controlled substance.


Two other individuals, 22-year-old Sherard Todd and 48-year-old Harold Newman, both of Russellville, were also cited and released on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Harvey and Wright were assisted by the Russellville Police Department.


On Monday, Sept. 1, the Russellville Police Department received an anonymous call stating that James Ogle, of Hopkinsville Road, was in possession of methamphetamine.


Ptl. Mike Reese responded to the residence and located methamphetamine, various pills and other items of drug paraphernalia in Ogle’s possession.


Ogle was then arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


And on Aug. 19, Deputy Harvey conducted a traffic stop on a maroon 2002 Chevrolet Mote Carlo that led to another drug arrest.


The car was traveling south on Gordonsville Road in the area of Stephanie Road when Harvey pulled the car over for failure to wear seat belts.


During the traffic stop, Harvey also located marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.


George M. Walker, 19 of Adairville, was cited and released on charges of failure to wear seat belts, failure to produce an insurance card, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Tyler G. Scott, 18 of Russellville, was later arrested and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center on charges of first degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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