Two Hopkinsville men were arrested around 10:40 p.m. Thursday while at a home on North Vine Street, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.

Officers were called to the home in reference to a man with a warrant being at the home, the report said.

Officers met with the homeowner, Jeffrey Taylor, 38, who was allegedly hostile with police. Once Taylor opened the door, police could allegedly smell an odor of marijuana coming from the home.

At the same time, another officer, who was at the corner of the house could see inside the home and observed Stephen Taylor, 27, hide something in an empty snack bag before putting it underneath a trash bag inside of a trash can, the report stated.

Shortly after, everyone inside the house was removed and Jeffrey consented to a search of his home for the wanted individual, according to the report. Police were not able to find the wanted person.

However, officers did confront Jeffrey about the smell of marijuana as well as Stephen's alleged actions as he hid something. Jeffrey then asked police for a warrant.

At that time, Stephen allegedly became agitated and was causing a disturbance for the neighborhood. Officers attempted to place Stephen in cuffs in an attempt to control the situation, however, Stephen resisted arrest, according to the report.

A short time later, officers were reportedly able to arrest Jeffrey and Stephen. Officers then searched the home and found six grams of cocaine inside the trash can, a black digital scale, a backpack full of baggies and another digital scale.

Further search revealed a large amount of marijuana as well as a handgun loaded with hollow point rounds, the report stated.

Jeffrey was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, using restricted ammo during a felony (no shots), possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in marijuana.

Stephen was charged with first-degree trafficking in cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

In other reports

• Angela Bean, 48, Clarksville, was served a warrant out of Christian County at 9:45 p.m. Thursday while at the Christian County Jail for one count of shoplifting under $500 and two counts of shoplifting over $500, 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.

The following 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

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