KSP: Philpot Man Caught with Meth, Assaults Deputies

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A Philpot man faces a number of charges after allegedly being caught with a large amount of meth.

According to Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies, 41-year-old Gary Eldridge was stopped on KY 144 Sunday for a traffic violation.

Deputies say after stopping his motorcycle, Eldridge ran off.

Once authorities caught up with him, they say Eldridge resisted arrest, and assaulted deputies, a KSP trooper–and a K9.

Along with the meth, investigators say Eldridge was also in possession of a large amount of cash.

Eldridge is being charged with three counts of Assault on a Police Officer, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Resisting Arrest, Menacing, Driving Under the Influence, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon and numerous traffic charges.

After being treated for injuries at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Eldridge was taken to the Daviess County Detention Center.

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