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(Update) KSP Arrests Convicted Felon on Numerous Firearms Charges in Murray

Update Tuesday: Kentucky State Police have also charged Powers with trafficking marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Tuesday. He remains lodged in the Calloway County Jail.

A convicted felon in Murray is behind bars after Kentucky State Police found him in possession of 26 guns, a ‘substantial amount’ of ammunition, body armor and explosive paraphernalia. 

48-year-old Ray Powers is charged with 18 counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and eight counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. These are Class D and Class C felonies respectively. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office assisted KSP in the investigation.

Powers is lodged in the Calloway County Jail. An investigation is continuing.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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