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Drugs And Cash Seized In Beaumont Plaza Bust

Harrodsburg police officers seized a large amount of cash as well as drugs and a set of scales during a drug bust at Beaumont Plaza last week. Kelsey Hopkins and Manuel Story are both in custody.

Two people are now in jail and cash and drugs were seized after police crashed a drug deal at Beaumont Plaza on Friday afternoon.

According to the arrest citation, police received a tip of a possible drug transaction about to take place on Friday, Jan. 25.

Near the former Goodwill store they found Kelsey B. Hopkins, 20, and Manuel Story, 27, both of Harrodsburg, sitting in a tan Cadillac pickup.

When approached by the police, Hopkins and Story denied any possible drug activity, saying they were waiting for a pizza from Pizza Hut.

After a drug-sniffing dog was called in, police located plastic baggies containing what they suspected were illegal drugs as well as a set of digital scales and $2,893 in cash.

According to the arrest citation, Hopkins also told police she was in possession of a bag containing  neurontin, also known as gabapentin, a prescription medication often used in conjunction with other illicit drugs. All substances were sent for testing at the state lab, according to the arrest citation.

Hopkins and Story each claimed ownership of the evidence, according to the arrest citation.

They were both arrested and charged with 1st-degree trafficking in methamphetamine, 1st-degree trafficking in an unspecified controlled substance, possession of an unspecified controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia (scales).

In addition, Hopkins was  charged with 3rd-degree possession of an unspecified controlled substance and possession of a prescription controlled substance not in its proper container.

They are both being held at Boyle County Detention Center. Hopkins’ bond is set at $10,000 while Story’s bond is set at $7,500.

Patrolman Brian Cloyd of the Harrodsburg Police Department made the arrest with assistance from Cpl. Derrick Patterson, Cpl. Tony Godbey and Patrolmen Ridge Yeast and T.J. Godbey.


  1. Connie Burns on January 30, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Great job ….

  2. Kay Richards on January 30, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Thank you for taking the war on drugs seriously Getting this stuff off the street will save so many families. Again thank you officers for your service

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