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Officials arrest area man on alleged drug charges

Thursday, September 4, 2008

MARTZ --Tipsters provided information that led to the investigation and arrest of a rural Clay City man Wednesday evening for alleged drug charges.

Members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant and discovered illegal drugs and weapons at Kenneth Hummer's residence.

There is no official 911-address for the trailer located behind a home at 8478 South State Road 59 where the arrest took place, which is located just south of the Martz area.

"It was something fresh," Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times about the investigation. "This individual's name has popped up here and there. We've had a few complaints in the past, but nothing concrete."

Heaton said when officers entered the "bits and pieces of a trailer" someone was inside allegedly throwing guns out a window. During a search, officers discovered an undisclosed amount of harvested marijuana that was drying and six guns.

Hummer was booked into the Cay County Justice Center on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia.

A class D felony charge of neglect of a dependent was added during the booking process because two juveniles were inside the trailer while alleged drug use took place.

Initially booked with a $7,000 cash bond with 10 percent allowed, Hummer bonded out shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. He is scheduled to appear in court for formal arraignment on Sept. 29.

Officials also confirmed that Ashley Nester-Hummer, 24, Clay City, is also considered a suspect in the investigation, although no preliminary charges were filed at this time.

Both cases will be reviewed by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office.

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Another minnow, no big fish.

-- Posted by jobwelldone on Fri, Sep 5, 2008, at 10:00 AM

But there were two children there. So arrest is not diminished in importance. Now maybe the kids can be prevented from entering the drug culture before it's too late for them??? Minnows left alone create more minnows and some of them may grow into big fish too. Let's hope that intervention was early enough to head them all down an different course.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Fri, Sep 5, 2008, at 11:35 AM

jobwelldone - Join the force and make some big arrests.

They are doing the very best they can. It is very hard to make cases stick on some of the "big fish" without infringing on the rights provided to them under the Constitution of the United States of America, you have heard of that right? Every "I" dotted and "T" crossed or they walk and it makes it that much harder to catch them again.

Go fishing sometime and see just how many "big ones" you get as compared to "little ones". But if you dangle some "little ones" in the water...eventually the "big ones" will take a bite!!

-- Posted by RickS on Fri, Sep 5, 2008, at 2:13 PM

What is this talk about minnow and big fish? If jobwelldone would take the time to read the article again it states nothing about drug dealing it states possession! And again possession of Marijuana is illegal(no matter how large or small of an amount). Thank you CCSD for taking this subject off the streets and out of our neighbor hood thank you!

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Fri, Sep 5, 2008, at 3:36 PM

RickS ~ I agree totally ~ there always seems to be advantages in the system for the criminals ~ too bad CCSD can't just bust in some of these places & make arrests ~ I applaud any arrest no matter how big or small ~ someday the minnows will run out or even better get a brain & lead CCSD to the big fish ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Sep 5, 2008, at 4:39 PM

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