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Hopkins County Man Arrested After Authorities Seize Over $100,000 of Cocaine

An Earlington, Kentucky man was jailed on multiple drug charges on Thursday night after authorities say they seized over $120,000 worth of drugs from inside his home.

Posted: Aug 28, 2020 4:24 PM
Updated: Aug 28, 2020 4:26 PM

An investigation that's been going on since the summer of 2018 led to the arrest of a Hopkins County man on Thursday after authorities say they seized over $120,000 worth of drugs from inside his home.

According to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, detectives with the Madisonville-Hopkins County VICE/Narcotics Unit, KSP DESI West, and DEA had been jointly investigating the poly-drug trafficking activities of 45-year-old Christopher Deshae Bowman of Earlington, Kentucky. 

Since 2018, detectives received information from numerous sources that Bowman was distributing large amounts of crystal meth, crack cocaine and marijuana in the Madisonville/Western Kentucky area.

In the summer of 2020, detectives utilized a confidential source to purchase large quantities of crystal methamphetamine from Bowman. 

As a result of the ongoing investigation, multiple agencies executed a search warrant on Bowman's home in Earlington on Aug. 27, where over a kilogram of cocaine was seized, which holds a street value of over $100,000.

Additionally, around a half-pound of crystal meth was seized, which authorities say holds a street value of roughly $20,000. Over a pound of marijuana, a large amount of cash, digital scales, paraphernalia, two handguns, and a vehicle were also seized during the course of the investigation.

Bowman was booked into the Hopkins County Jail where he's being held on a $100,000 bond on multiple drug trafficking and possession charges.

Assisting agencies include the Hopkins County Sheriff Office, Madisonville Police Department, and Kentucky State Police

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