Police: Woman finds stranger with drugs, cash asleep in her bed

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Credit: Knox County Sheriff's Office

A woman in Kentucky told police that she returned home Wednesday afternoon to find her back door open and a strange man asleep in her bed, surrounded by drugs and large wads of cash.

Police were called to the scene and awakened the man, who was identified as Kevin Malone, 31. Police said they found several plastic baggies containing suspected marijuana, crystal methamphetamine, crack cocaine, 23 gabapentin tablets, a set of digital scales, a loaded handgun and over $4,000 in cash that they linked to Malone.

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Malone told police that he knew the son of the woman who lived in the home. There was no one else in the home, according to police.

Malone was arrested and charged with burglary and trafficking of controlled substances, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Because Malone is a convicted felon, he faces additional charges, the sheriff's office said.