A Providence man is behind bars on drug charges for the third time in less than a year after Providence Police served a warrant issued by the Kentucky State Police (KSP).

KSP issued a warrant for the arrest of Kiylon Scott, 40, of Providence, on a charge of trafficking in methamphetamine, stemming from an investigation that department ran around August of 2019.

Patrolman Carl Scheer and Sgt. Michael Tabor located Scott in a garage on Vaughn Street in Providence on Friday, and placed him under arrest. He was transported to the Webster County Detention Center in Dixon.

Scott, who had previous conviction for possession of cocaine in 2004, and trafficking in cocaine in 2013, was convicted in August for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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After failing to appear for a court date related to that conviction in October, a warrant was issued for his arrest. When he was taken into custody, he was found to be in possession of barbituates.

After being arrested on Friday, he was transported to the Webster County Detention Center.

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