Local man arrested on drug charges after front-porch incident

Published 11:09 am Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Nicholasville man was arrested on Dec. 3 on charges of public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mark Walters, of 1139 Hunters Ferry Road, was taken into custody after officers arrived on Cypress Street, according to a police report from the Nicholasville Police Department.

Walters was identified as wearing no shirt, jumping around on the porch and pacing up and down the street, according to the report. 

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Upon arrival, Walters was waiving his arms around, sweating, and acting nervous, the report stated, adding that officers believed he posed  a threat to himself and others.

While being placed under arrest for public intoxication, Walters was searched and was found to be in possession of two syringes and a metal spoon, according to the report. After being asked if he  had drugs, Walters was taken to the Jessamine County Detention Center. Upon arrival, jail staff located a plastic bag containing a crystallized substance suspected to be methamphetamine, according to the same report.