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Madisonville Police Bust Suspected Drug Dealer

Law enforcement in Madisonville says the recent arrest is part of a vamped-up effort to keep the dangerous drug fentanyl from killing people.

Posted: Jun 24, 2021 10:39 PM
Updated: Jun 25, 2021 3:37 PM

Madisonville police say they've made progress in the effort to save lives by getting the dangerous drug fentanyl off the streets.

Police arrested 22-year-old Jyreke Stum after they say he tried to run from officers during an attempted traffic stop on Thursday near Lake Avenue and Madison Avenue in Madisonville.

Police had to use a taser to get Stum into custody.

Officers say they recovered about 200 fentanyl pills that police say he tried to hide under his car during the scuffle.

Stum faces six charges, the most serious are trafficking of fentanyl and marijuana, resisting arrest, and tampering with evidence.

Stum remains in the Hopkins County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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