Medical emergency leads to drug arrest

What was thought to be a medical emergency at a local liquor store turned into a pair of drug arrests.

Steven L. Warfield and Edward W. Towery both face charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

On Saturday, McCracken County sheriff’s deputies responded to Global Wine and Spirits on Clarks River Road to assist medical first responders with a possible medical emergency. Someone called 911, saying two men were in a car in the parking lot. One of them appeared to be having a seizure and the other did not appear to be helping him.

When deputies got there, they talked with both Towery, of Princeton, and Warfield, of Kuttawa, who told them there was no medical emergency. Deputies say both men were showing signs of drug use, consented to a search, which lead officers to finding three small baggies of methamphetamine in Warfield’s pants pockets. Deputies say inside the car, they found a digital scale with meth residue. 

Deputies say Towery had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Hopkins County on previous possession of methamphetamine and marijuana charges. 

Both men were arrested and taken to the McCracken County Jail.

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