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Tampering with Evidence Added to Drug Charges After Suspect Gets Caught Holding the Bag

arrest hirstDAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (12/11/13) — During the execution of a search warrant by the Kentucky State Police and Dawson Springs Police, tampering with physical evidence was added to the list of drug charges when the resident caught trying to get rid of evidence in the bathroom.

According to a KSP report, the arrest stemmed from the search of a Walnut Springs residence in Dawson Springs at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. KSP said that shortly after officers arrived, resident Bradley J. Hirst, 30, ran into the bathroom, where he was located holding a stash of marijuana.

A further search revealed more marijuana, drug paraphernalia including syringes, a marijuana bong and several spoons and straws containing suspected methamphetamine.

Sgt. Tim Sales of the Dawson Springs Police Department, and Trooper Bob Winters charged Hirst with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance/meth, first degree, first offense, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hirst is being lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Information provided by Trooper Ronald Cobb

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