LPD issues arrest warrant for local man

Matt Lasley Reporter

December 22, 2013

The Leitchfield Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Michael Shawn Payton, of Leitchfield, according to a Sunday, December 22 press release.

The LPD, along with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, recently executed a search warrant at Payton’s residence, 426 Johnson Street, the release read.

During the search, police officers discovered a used, one-pot meth lab, suspected methamphetamine, other items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, and a stolen .357 revolver handgun, according to the release.

As a result of the evidence recovered from Payton’s residence, the LPD has issued a warrant for his arrest.

This case is currently still under investigation, and anyone with information concerning the case or Payton’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the LPD by phone at 270-259-3850 or by submitting a tip online at www.leitchfieldpolice.org.