Father and Son Arrested on Meth Trafficking Charges in Hopkins County

Charles Parker (L) and Jeffery Parker (R) - Hopkins County Jail

A father and son were among five people arrested at a Dawson Springs home on Wednesday after authorities say they received tips that the pair had been trafficking methamphetamine.

Posted: May 20, 2021 8:52 AM
Updated: May 20, 2021 9:21 AM

Five people were arrested in Hopkins County on Wednesday including a father and his son after authorities say a search of their Dawson Springs home resulted in the seizure of a large amount of guns and drugs.

The Madisonville Police Department says the investigation began back in November 2020 after the Madisonville-Hopkins County Vice/Narcotics Unit began receiving Crime Stopper tips in reference to 52-year-old Charles "Jeff" Parker and his son, 28-year-old Jeffery Parker.

MPD says those tips claimed the Parkers were trafficking methamphetamine in Hopkins County. 

Through the investigation, detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for the Parkers' home on Nortonville Road.

MPD says that during a search of the home, detectives seized over a quarter-pound of meth, multiple firearms, and drug paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

Three other people who lived in the home were also arrested on Wednesday as a result of the search performed by detectives.

MPD says detectives found a firearm in the room of William Lively, 64, and Lorena Halbur, 35, who are both convicted felons.  They also say they seized meth and pills from 22-year-old Shelby Cunningham.

Lorena Halbur, 35

William Lively, 64

Shelby Cunningham, 22

All five remain lodged in the Hopkins County Jail except for Cunningham, who has since been released.

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