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Two Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges in Madisonville

Jeremy Downs (Left), Preston Dickerson (Right)

Preston Dickerson and Jeremy Downs of Madisonville, Kentucky, were arrested on multiple charges stemming from a drug bust on Wednesday, February 10th.

Posted: Feb 11, 2021 1:53 PM
Updated: Feb 11, 2021 2:24 PM

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, the Madisonville Police Department, and the Kentucky State Police jointly arrested two Madisonville men on drug trafficking charges Wednesday after months of investigating. 

Preston Dickerson, age 25, and Jeremy Downs, age 37, both from Madisonville, Kentucky, were arrested on Wednesday after being investigated by police since fall 2020.

The Sheriff's Office and Police Department executed a search warrant of the shared residency and seized a large amount of suspected synthetic drugs, marijuana, crystal meth, and heroin.

Detectives also seized a large sum of cash, a handgun, and various items of drug paraphernalia.

The two were booked into the Hopkins County Jail where they face the following charges:

25-year-old Preston Dickerson of Madisonville, Kentucky

  • Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Deg, 1st Offense (> or = 2 GMS Meth)(Enhancement)
  • Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Off (Heroin)(Enhancement)
  • Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs-1st Offense
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence

37-year-old Jeremy Downs of Madisonville, Kentucky

  • Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Deg, 2nd Offense (>or = 2 GMS Meth)(Enhancement)
  • Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Offense (Heroin)(Enhancement)
  • Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs-1st Offense (Enhancement)
  • Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon

The sheriff's office says that the duo's charges were enhanced due to the seizure of the handgun.

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