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Posted: Tuesday, 05 August 2014 12:20PM

Drug Sting Leads To Arrest

A drug sting in Hopkinsville, led to a chase, arrest of two people, and the seizure of large amounts of drugs Monday afternoon.

Lori Blakeley, Director of the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, says they were investigating drug activity at a home on Ginger Drive.


26 year old Jena Aldecoa was taken into custody and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine. Reports say more than a pound of Methamphetamine, a pound and a half of Marijuana, and other drugs, cash, and paraphernalia were seized. The street value of the drugs is estimated at more than 45 thousand dollars.

32 year old Jonathan Escobar was seen leaving the home earlier. As police attempted to stop him for a traffic violation he reportedly sped away, driving around other cars at two traffic lights before finally stopping. He told officers that he had thrown meth from the vehicle as he was driving and two large bags of the drugs were found. Escobar is charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in Meth, and other traffic violations.

Blakeley says the investigation is ongoing and they expect more arrests in the future.

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