Western Kentucky city commissioner faces drug, theft charges


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - A western Kentucky city commissioner faces drug and theft charges.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department filed multiple charges against 37-year-old Jason Bogle, an Arlington city commissioner.  The charges include 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property under $10,000.

On Tuesday, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, along with the Paducah Police and the Kentucky State Police, helped the Tennessee Valley Authority with an investigation on TVA property.

After checking several vehicles, a K-9 officer sensed something off about a vehicle belonging to Bogle.  When investigators searched it, they report they found meth inside the trunk.  They also said they found several tools belonging to TVA.

Bogle had allegedly taken the tools without permission.

The search spread to Bogle's Carlisle County home.  Investigators say they found more TVA property there.

Authorities arrested Boggle and took him to the McCracken County Jail.

Arlington City Attorney Jason Batts released the following statement to WPSD Local 6 concerning Bogle's arrest:

"Today, we heard from members of the media that Arlington City Commissioner Jason Bogle was arrested on several charges.  While the details of this incident are still unfolding, the charges are very serious and, if proven true, are certainly not representative of how our elected officials are expected to behave.  The City of Arlington is watching the incident closely and plans on taking all appropriate action when more details are known."