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Carrollton man arrested on warrant, new charges

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By Kristin Beck

A local man was arrested Sunday on two warrants out of Boone County, as well as drug charges and potential stolen property charges out of Carroll County.

Drake Meyer, 18, of Carrollton, was arrested by Carrollton Police Officer Michael Jump and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, prescription controlled substance not in original container and tampering with physical evidence.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw executed the Boone County warrants on Meyer and is also investigating a stolen property case he believes Meyer may be involved in. Meyer was wanted on charges for driving under the influence and theft by unlawful taking in Boone County, according to the Carroll County Detention Center. Shaw said he had been looking for Meyer in reference to the warrants for a couple of days before the arrest.

According to Shaw, he and Jump were performing a welfare check on a woman and her child in reference to a domestic call they had received earlier when they found Meyer. They arrived at the trailer at the 100 block of Hwy. 55 in Prestonville at 2:45 p.m.

According to Shaw, while he was knocking on the front door and Jump was standing in the back of the trailer, Jump witnessed Meyer attempting to hide some hypodermic needles and a burnt spoon and run through the trailer. Shaw asked the woman for consent to enter and search for Meyer, and she agreed.

Jump and Shaw discovered five oxycodone 80 mg. tablets on Meyer when he attempted to hide them under the couch while he was being apprehended, Shaw said.

Shaw contacted Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Maupin and asked him to run a serial number on a piece of property found in the trailer. According to Shaw, the property was allegedly stolen out of Tennessee, but he is waiting on confirmation. If confirmed, Meyer will also be charged with receiving stolen property.

Shaw also contacted Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons because Trimble County had had several burglaries last week, and he wanted to see if Coons could identify any of the stolen property.

Meyer is currently being held at the Carroll County Detention Center. Carrollton Police Officer Justin Doll, Carroll County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jim Hamilton and Constable Glenn Chatham assisted in this investigation.