Drug charge levied
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:24 pm
The Messenger. 08.21.08 A Fulton man was charged with a drug-related offense following a traffic stop Monday evening. Michael J. Faircloth, 20, of 1016 West Second St., Apt. 2, Fulton, was charged with possession of marijuana less than eight ounces, as well as no seat belt, after a traffic stop at the Purchase Parkway and Highway 307 exit in Fulton, according to a press release from the Fulton Police Department. The Fulton Police Department had been notified at about 6:05 p.m. that a vehicle was leaving the area of Airport Road allegedly with a quantity of drugs. Police and members of the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force subsequently stopped a vehicle matching the description provided. The driver allegedly admitted to a task force detective that he had possession of narcotics, with marijuana then removed from the driver’s possession and the driver placed under arrest, according to the press release. The marijuana weighed 51 grams. The passenger, Marcus D. Morris, 25, of 266 Depot St., Water Valley, Ky., was arrested for an outstanding warrant and charged with failure to pay based on the active warrant from Fulton County (Ky.) District Court, police reported. Fulton Police Chief Terry Powell said he is pleased with the arrest and emphasized the importance of area citizens’ assistance in law enforcement’s efforts to remove drugs from the community. “Accurate information combined with expedient law enforcement action will continue to produce these positive results which provide safer communities to live in,” he said.