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Traffic stops leads to arrest of Hopkins Co. man on various charges

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Matthew Ashby, 30. (Source: Hopkins County Jail) Matthew Ashby, 30. (Source: Hopkins County Jail)
HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) -

An Earlington man was arrested Friday night on drug-related charges.

Around 8:00 p.m., troopers say they saw a vehicle, driven by 30-year-old Matthew R. Ashby, driving carelessly.

During the traffic stop, state police say Ashby did not have an operator's license or insurance card in his possession and troopers immediately determined he was under the influence of drugs.  

Troopers say they saw a plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance in the vehicle. The baggie was seized and field tested positive for cocaine. 

Ashby also had an unlabeled prescription pill bottle containing five unknown pills on his person. 

He's in the Hopkins County Detention Center, facing various drug and traffic charges.

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