arrest hcs mpd 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/17/19) — The area vice unit and Kentucky State Police DESI West agencies looking for two wanted men were located at a local motel off Lantaff Boulevard in Madisonville Tuesday morning.

The suspects allegedly tried to hide in an adjoining motel room and flush items down the commode as officers knocked on the door.

Madisonville/Hopkins County Vice/Narcotics Unit reported making three arrests 11 a.m. after search warrants were served at two of Days Inn rooms.

Authorities were seeking men identified as Jonathan D. Wilson, 40 of Madisonville and 28-year-old Dustin W. Grant of Madisonville.

After investigating, detectives reported finding contraband and illegal items in plain view indicative of drug trafficking. A large amount of a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine and digital scales were lodged inside a toilet in one of the rooms.

“The items had been flushed but the digital scales would not pass through … causing other items to become clogged inside the toilet,” Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Detective Steve Bryan wrote. In addition, several empty plastic bags and a large amount of cash were seized.

Two women were also inside the rooms, listed as Brittany L. Nance, 29 of Dixon, who was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension. Autumn N. Shelton, 20 of Dawson Springs, was cited for third-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Wilson was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth-more than 2 grams/second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and served a number of outstanding warrants.

Grant was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth-more than 2 grams/second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and served an outstanding warrant.

Madisonville Police Department, HCSO, MPD Criminal Investigations Division and KSP DESI assisted.

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