Drug charges levied
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:55 pm
The Messenger, March 23, 2011
Narcotics detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 1 and the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force have arrested a Murray (Ky.) State University student following a lengthy investigation into the alleged trafficking of large amounts of marijuana on the MSU campus.
Detectives arrested Kenneth Flintroy Jr., 22 of Louisville, Ky., charging him with three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia after officers allegedly witnessed him selling several ounces of marijuana to another student in a parking lot near Richmond Hall Tuesday.
According to a KSP news release, a subsequent search following Flintroy’s arrest led to the seizure of an additional large amount of marijuana and digital scales from Flintroy’s dormitory room on the MSU campus.
Flintroy was taken into custody and lodged in the Calloway County (Ky.) Jail.
The arrest is a culmination of several months of investigation by Kentucky State Police and the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force involving allegations of students trafficking in controlled substances on and around the MSU campus. As of Tuesday, KSP detectives have seized a significant amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a vehicle used in the commission of these alleged crimes. The investigation is continuing by the KSP and detectives expect additional charges, with other arrests pending.