smith arrestGREENVILLE, Ky. (9/14/18) — A Central City man is accused of trying to enter a secure state building with a bag of meth in his pocket, refusing to go through the security device and then fleeing from officers.

Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office said Michael S. Smith, 48, entered the Muhlenberg Judicial Building at approximately 9:30 a.m. and attempted to go through court security. When Court Security Officer Ken Lowe asked Smith to empty his pockets, Smith refused and then ran from the building.

Lowe apprehended Smith on the sidewalk, said authorities. Then, MCSO Deputy Chris Flener took Smith into custody and while rolling him over found a bag of meth under him. A knife and drug pipe were found hidden in a bush.

Smith was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth – second offense, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and second-degree fleeing or evading police.

Smith is being held in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Region 3 Vice President

 

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