phelps arrestHARTFORD, Ky. (7/29/17) – A Morgantown man was charged with shoplifting and drug possession after he was investigated at a traffic safety checkpoint last night in Hartford.

Kentucky State Police discovered Anthony A. Phelps, 36 of Morgantown had an active Butler County warrant and had several items reported stolen and was in possession of several controlled substances.

Phelps was charged with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting more than $500 but less than $10,000, second-degree possession of a controlled substance/drug unspecified, third-degree possession of a controlled substance/drug unspecified and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess.

Phelps is being lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center.

Rita Dukes Smith

SurfKY News Director Region 3

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