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Wanted western KY man taken into custody on drug charges

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Travis Etherton (Source: Calloway County Jail) Travis Etherton (Source: Calloway County Jail)
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MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - A wanted western Kentucky man was taken into custody on Thursday after a traffic stop.

The Calloway County Sheriff's Office says Travis Etherton, 34, of New Concord was arrested on the parole violation warrant. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, illegal possession of a legend drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Etherton was transported and lodged in the Calloway county detention center.

On Thursday, the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Etherton, who was wanted by law enforcement, would be in the Murray area around 6:30 p.m.

A vehicle description was given to officers. Around 7 p.m., the vehicle was seen on US Highway 80 East by a Calloway County sheriff's deputy and a Kentucky State Police trooper. 

Deputies and a K9 unite initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on Stadium View Drive and US 641.

Etherton was in the passenger seat of the vehicle. The sheriff's office says a glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamines and a bottle of prescription medication was found. A check of the vehicle by the Murray Police K9 indicated that illegal narcotics may have been inside the vehicle. 

He was booked into the Calloway County Jail.

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