Garrard Co. man accused of dealing drugs in school pick-up line

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LANCASTER, Ky. (WKYT) - Bobby Schumaker, 63, of Lancaster, Ky., is facing multiple drug-related charges after police say he made a drug deal in the parent pick-up line at Lancaster Elementary School last Wednesday.

Lancaster police seized approximately 2,300 pills and more than $8,000 in cash from Bobby Shumaker's home, after obtaining a warrant.

Lancaster police say he was parked in the pick-up line when he got out of his car, walked down to the end of the street behind the service station and made the transaction before returning to his car.

He then threw ten Hydrocodone tablets into the parking lot of the elementary school, police said.

Shumaker was arrested in the parking lot at 2:30 p.m., just about 15 minutes before students were scheduled to be released, according to court documents.

Officers were able to obtain a search warrant the next day and found approximately 2,300 pills home, along with more than $8,000 in cash in mostly $20 bills.

"We had been investigating him for sometime now," says Major Ryan Hughes.

This was not Shumaker's first run in with trafficking drugs. In 2007 he was convicted for trafficking a controlled substance. He was later sentenced to 5 years.

Shumaker was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and second-degree wanton endangerment.

The arrest leaves a reminder to police who say drugs are continuing to grow in usage in the area.

"Things are getting to the point of being out of control with the drug trade."

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