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Traffic Stop Leads to Forgery, Fraud, Drug Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
METROPOLIS - A central Kentucky man was arrested last Wednesday on multiple charges after his vehicle was pulled over for speeding.

According to Metropolis Police, on November 27, an officer stopped a car driven by 39-year-old Christopher L. Murphy of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, because he was reportedly driving 51 mph in a 35 mph zone. A canine officer was nearby and alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. Police say a search revealed a syringe loaded with suspected methamphetamine, Diazepam and Alprazolam pills, and over $1,400 in suspected counterfeit bills. 

Police also say Murphy had three different sets of ID, credit cards, EBT cards and other identification. When those people were contacted, they said their information had been stolen. 

Murphy was arrested and charged with possession of meth, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, forgery, credit card fraud, possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, and driving an uninsured vehicle. 

Police say the U.S. Secret Service was contacted, and additional federal charges are being investigated.

Published 02:35 PM, Tuesday Dec. 03, 2019
Updated 08:05 AM, Sunday Dec. 08, 2019

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