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Bowling Green man arrested on drug charges

Published: Dec. 9, 2020 at 11:13 AM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - A Bowling Green man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after authorities said he ran from and assaulted a Kentucky State Police Trooper.

According to the report, 39-year-old Robert Thomason was stopped after committing traffic violations on Glen Lily Road by the KSP Interdiction Team. Authorities said Thomason had been under surveillance following two previous covert drug purchases. After a brief encounter, officials said Thomason led a Trooper on a foot pursuit for about a block on Audubon Drive where he assaulted the trooper. Thomason was taken into custody and treated and released from the Medical Center.

According to the report, the investigation resulted from information that Thomason was trafficking Methamphetamine in the Bowling Green area including multiple business parking lots and the 1200 block of Nutwood Ave. The investigation and drug purchases occurred over a 2-month period.

Thomason was charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance, First Degree, Class C Felony (Meth) 1 Count (Others Pending)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Meth Precursor, 1st Offense (Enhancement)
  • Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Assault 3rd Degree, Police Officer
  • Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (On Foot)
  • Failure to Signal
  • Excessive Window Tint
  • Failure to Wear Seat Belts

After review by the Bowling Green U. S. Attorney’s Office a warrant was issued from U. S. District Court in Bowling Green charging Thomason with:

  • Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm in the furtherance of a drug crime
  • Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth) with intent to distribute

Thomason was arrested by the Bowling Green - Warren County Drug Task Force, with assistance from ATF and Kentucky State Police Special Operations and Interdiction Team.

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