An investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of a Russell Springs man for trafficking in Methamphetamine and the seizure of nearly three ounces of the drug.
At approximately 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, a 2007 Saturn car operated by Dagan Hatter, 47, was stopped on KY 80 at the intersection of College Street in Russell Springs. A few minutes later, Det. Joey Hoover deployed his K-9 partner, Maxo. The K-9 alerted on the driver’s side of the car to the odor of controlled substances emitting from the vehicle. Subsequent to K-9 Maxo’s alert, Sheriff Clete McAninch discovered a gray plastic bag tied in multiple knots in the shape of a ball in the front passenger seat. That bag contained a separate clear bag with approximately 2.7 ounces, or 77 grams, of “crystal methamphetamine.
Dagan Hatter was arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on a Class “C” Felony of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth) (over 2 grams).
Deputies/Officers also participating in the investigation, traffic stop and arrest included RCSO Deputy Dustin Bunch, RSPD Sgt. Nathan Bradshaw, RSPD Officer Nathan Antle, RSPD Officer Jeremy West and JPD Officer Jeremy England.