The Simpson County Sheriff's Office charged a Bowling Green man and Franklin woman with possession of methamphetamine on Friday, July 12.

Daniel J. Carpenter, 31, and Kristin Marie West, 29, were both charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

West was also charged with tampering with physical evidence.

Deputy sheriff Matt Freeman made the arrests at a residence in the 200 block of Stephens Hill Road at about 6:30 a.m.

An arrest citation said Freeman went to the residence after receiving a report of an unknown vehicle in the driveway and allegedly found Carpenter and West asleep in the vehicle.

The citation said suspected methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe were allegedly found in the back seat of the vehicle.

Carpenter's citation said he was allegedly found in possession of a cut straw with residue.

West's citation said she allegedly removed drugs from the driver's seat in the vehicle and placed them in her possession. It said she then allegedly threw the drugs and paraphernalia in the back seat of the vehicle.

Carpenter was also arrested on two warrants.

Franklin Police arrested a woman identified as Kristin Marie West, 29, of Franklin, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine.

Officer Travis Frank made the arrest at about 1:15 a.m. on Monday, July 15 following a traffic stop on Highway 100 East.

The arrest citation said West was allegedly in possession of suspected methamphetamine.


A Madison, Tennessee woman faces four charges placed by Franklin Police.

Jennifer Lorden, 35, was originally charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition auto - $500 or more but under $10,000 and theft by unlawful taking or disposition from the vehicle under $500.

Lorden was arrested Monday, July 8 by officer Clayton Montgomery on the theft charges.

The arrest citation said police were originally called at about 1 a.m. to Kentucky Downs where a Chevrolet Blazer had been reported stolen.

The citation said Lorden was arrested a few minutes later at Walmart after a vehicle matching the Blazer's description and someone matching the description of the person in question-related to the vehicle theft was located.

The citation also said items were also allegedly stolen from another vehicle at Kentucky Downs.

Lorden was charged later that morning with possession of a controlled substance - heroin and promoting contraband. The charges were placed by Franklin police officer Travis Frank.

The arrest citation said after being taken to the Simpson County Detention Center, Lorden was allegedly found in possession of suspected heroin, two unknown pills, a spoon, a lighter and a used syringe.


Franklin Police arrested a Franklin man on three drug-related charges on Friday, July 5.

Charles P. Denning, 35, was arrested on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance - methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance - drug unspecified and drug paraphernalia buy or possession along with a charge of receiving stolen property under $500.

Officer Tim Summers made the arrest just after 10 p.m. at Denning's residence on West Cedar Street.

The arrest citation said while attempting to serve a warrant on Denning, Summers allegedly located a pressure washer allegedly stolen from Walmart the previous day.

The citation said a search warrant was issued and during the search police allegedly located methamphetamine, several pieces of drug paraphernalia and $80 cash near the drugs and paraphernalia.

The offense report said a backpack allegedly stolen from Pilot/Wendy's was also allegedly recovered.

The charge in the warrant Denning was also arrested on was not available.


Franklin Police is investigating a burglary and theft at a residence in the 2500 block of Nashville Road.

Lt. Dale Adams' offense report said the burglary was reported on Monday, July 8.

The report said a vehicle parked in the driveway was rummaged through and someone had also entered the garage.

A total of $195 worth of items were reported stolen including a camping tent and a hedge trimmer.

The report also said the stolen items were recovered.


An Adolphus woman was arrested by the Simpson County Sheriff's Office on a methamphetamine possession charge on Friday, July 5.

Teresa Embry Buster, 41, was charged with possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia - buy or possession.

She was arrested by deputy sheriff Al Nezirevic after making contact with a vehicle Buster was a passenger of on Brown Road at about 7 p.m.

The arrest citation said items allegedly found inside a bag that was inside the vehicle included a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue and two straws with similar residue.


The Simpson County Sheriff's Office arrested a Franklin woman on a drug possession charge on Wednesday, July 3.

Viola Rose Brunk, 45, was charged with possession of a controlled substance - drug unspecified along with no registration plates, failure to produce insurance card and failure to wear seat belts.

Deputy sheriff Al Nezirevic made the arrest after making contact with a vehicle driven by Brunk on North Main Street at about 7 p.m.

The arrest citation said a partial pill identified as suboxen was allegedly found in Ms. Brunk's purse.


Franklin Police say a registration plate was stolen off of a trailer while it was parked at Flying J Travel Center on U.S. 31-W south.

Officer Craig Hansen's offense report said the theft was reported on Friday, July 12, and occurred overnight prior to the plate being stolen.

A Jessup, Maryland man reported the theft. The 2019 Hyundai trailer the registration plate was stolen from belongs to DIS Transportation in Paris, Michigan.

The theft of a registration plate is a felony offense in Kentucky.

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