City police arrested a Knox man on Thursday, February 29th after they were dispatched to the Marathon Station at 1710 West Jefferson Street for a domestic dispute. 

At 2 P.M. Officer Lovely located the vehicle near the gas station.  It had two occupants inside and there was an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and on the two occupants. 

While searching the driver, Derick Platz-Pearish,36, the officer located suboxone in his front pocket.  Suboxone is a medicine to treat dependence on opioid drugs such as heroin or morphine in drug addicts who have agreed to be treated for their addiction. Pearish told police that he does not have a prescription for the drug. 

Derick Pearish was taken into custody and transported to Marshall County Jail where he was lodged for possession of a legend drug as a level 6 felony and held on a $1,500 cash bond.

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