A Paducah man was arrested at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday while in the parking lot of Lowe's on drug charges and public intoxication, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.
Police were called to Lowe's Home Improvement on Fort Campbell Boulevard to check the welfare of a man who was in the store talking to various hand tools, the report said.
When officers arrived, they found Timothy W. Skinner, 46, sleeping in his car while it was turned off.
Officers asked Skinner if he was OK before he gave consent for police to search his vehicle due to Skinner showing signs of impairment while in the store and in the parking lot. The search of his car allegedly revealed a small bag of drugs in three clear baggies.
Skinner was asked what was in the bag and he replied that it was methamphetamine, according to the report. Officers also found a lighter, blue 2-inch straw, a razor blade, two unused spoon and two glass pipes with residue, the report added.
Skinner was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of methamphetamine, operating on a suspended or revoked license and public intoxication of a controlled substance.
In other reports
• Alexis Owen reported that between 5:20 p.m. Saturday and 10:10 a.m. Tuesday someone entered her home on Ferrell Street and stole two TVs, a Fire Stick, an iPad and a king size mattress pillow top, according to an HPD report.
• Dustin Price reported that between Aug. 15 and Sunday someone stole the registration plate from his motorcycle while it was parked at South Main Street, according to an HPD report.
This information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.