Man arrested on drug charges after girlfriend found dead

Updated: Nov. 27, 2017 at 5:42 PM EST
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Christopher Fulks (Source: Frankfort Police Dept.)
Christopher Fulks (Source: Frankfort Police Dept.)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A West Virginia man whose girlfriend was found dead at a Kentucky motel has been arrested on drug charges.

News outlets report that 30-year-old Brittany Nichole Edens, of Charleston, West Virginia, was found dead Saturday afternoon at the Bluegrass Inn in Frankfort. Franklin police Capt. Chris Quire says 34-year-old Christopher Fulks was arrested at the scene and is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance - in this case, methamphetamine.

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Franklin County Coroner Will Harrod says it's too early to speculate on the cause of Edens' death.

Quire said homicide charges could be filed if the medical examiner's report indicates a drug overdose.

The investigation is ongoing. It's unknown if Fulks has a lawyer.

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