Man accused in drug case Tuesday, now facing federal charges

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Bowling Green man charged Tuesday with a variety of crimes including methamphetamine trafficking is now also facing federal charges related to the same case.

Robert D. Thomason, 39, 1033 Clarence Odell Road, was arrested Tuesday following two covert drug purchases, according to a release from the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force.

A Kentucky State Police drug interdiction team stopped Thomason on Glen Lily Road after police said he committed a traffic violation, according to the release.

Thomason is accused of running away from the police and assaulting a state trooper.

Police seized two ounces of suspected methamphetamine from Thomason valued on the street at $1,600, task force director Tommy Loving said.

Loving referred to Thomason as a “significant drug trafficker.”

Thomason was charged Tuesday with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, first offense (enhancement), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, resisting arrest, third-degree assault of a police officer, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, failure to signal, excessive window tint and failure to wear seat belts.

Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, issued a federal warrant for Thomason in which he is charged with convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug crime, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute.