hamptons arrestOWENSBORO, Ky. (11/25/17) — A McLean County man faces a multitude of charges including drug trafficking after Kentucky State Police stopped him in Owensboro early this morning.

KSP said his vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation and it was discovered that the driver, Richard Hampton, 59 of Sacramento was trying to hide a crack cocaine pipe between his legs. Further investigation revealed crack cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription controlled substances.

Hampton was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/drug unspecified – second or greater offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth – second offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance/cocaine – second offense, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess, first-degree possession of a controlled substance/drug unspecified – first offense and prescription controlled substance not in a proper container – first offense.

Hampton is being held in the Daviess County Detention Center. Bail has not been set.

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