An investigation on West 15th Street Thursday afternoon led to the arrests of two suspects for manufacturing methamphetamine.
Officers went to 117 West 15th about 1:15 p.m. to serve a warrant and a resident gave consent to come inside. An arrest citation says movement could be heard upstairs and 26-year old Willie Charles Trawick of Hopkinsville came downstairs.
He was wearing a handgun holster and there were several knives visible on his person so consent was gained to search his person, allegedly revealing a leather pouch containing a syringe.
Trawick shoved an officer to the floor and ran, but was soon taken into custody. Another syringe was found in his pocket and police say he tried to get away again outside while in handcuffs.
A concealed compartment was located upstairs and the door to the compartment was covered by a poster and other items. Inside the compartment that led to the attic, police found Trawick’s girlfriend—38-year old Deborah Flener of Hopkinsville.
Police obtained a search warrant and allegedly found several items used to make methamphetamine including tubing, salts, cold packs, batteries, burners and fuels.
Trawick and Flener were both served with outstanding warrants and were additionally charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a meth precursor.
Trawick was additionally charged with resisting arrest, assault of a police officer, fleeing or evading police and hindering the apprehension of a fugitive.