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POLICE: Louisville drug trafficker offered officer money to 'forget' about his offenses

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Matthew Conklin (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Matthew Conklin (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a drug trafficker offered an officer $1,000 to forget about his crimes -- but the officer was unwilling to take him up on the offer.

According to an arrest report, police executed a search warrant at the home of 23-year-old Matthew Hunter Conklin on Thompson Lane, near W. Pages Lane, at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Inside the home, police allegedly found methamphetamine, hydrocodone, digital scales, plastic bags, firearms, marijuana packaged for sale and approximately $19,000 in cash.

Police say Conklin asked to speak with a detective. According to the arrest report, Conklin told the detective to "peel a strip," meaning that the detective should take $1,000 of the money they seized, and in return, the detective should "forget everything that has happened." Conklin allegedly added that, "we can call it even."

Instead, Conklin was arrested and the incident was noted in the report. He is charged with enhanced trafficking in a controlled substance, enhanced possession of a controlled substance, enhanced possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a defaced firearm, enhanced possession of marijuana and bribery of a public servant.

He is currently being held at Louisville Metro Corrections.

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