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Stolen truck leads to charges of drug crimes

The drug problem plaguing the country continues to be a serious problem in Kentucky.  A recent stolen vehicle case led to multiple charges being brought against three people. The three have been accused of drug crimes and at last report were being held in Graves County Jail.

A detective encountered an abandoned vehicle and apparently determined that it had been reported as stolen. The truck was believed to have been stolen by a man who was possibly armed. A warrant was issued for the man's arrest. According to reports, the suspect was possibly armed with two handguns.

The police officers went to the address of the accused to exercise the warrant for his arrest. When they arrived, they encountered two other people, a man and a woman. In addition, they say there was a significant amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia visible. All three people were taken into custody, and charges against them include vehicle theft, drug possession and possession with intent to distribute. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone arrested for drug crimes in the state of Kentucky is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. Proving guilt falls to the prosecution and must be supported by the relevant and competent evidence presented by the prosecution. Each of the accused has the right to a defense and a criminal defense attorney can apprise his or her client of all applicable legal rights and work to ensure those rights are protected throughout the criminal justice process. 

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