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Drug arrest made


Photo Courtesy MCSO Meth, pills and cash were recovered after a weekend drug arrest by the McCreary County Sheriff’s Department.


Sheriff Randy Waters reports his Department conducted a drug arrest Friday night netting a large amount of cash and a small quantity of meth.

According to the arrest report, Deputy Charles Perry initiated a traffic stop at the Fastway convenience store in Stearns just before 11 p.m. Friday night.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Patrick Ross, 50, of Oneida, did not have an insurance card and the vehicle registration he produced belonged to another vehicle.

When Deputy Milford Creekmore and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Sergeant Chris King arrived on scene to assist, they asked Ross to exit the vehicle and asked him if he would empty his pockets.

The suspect initially complied, but reportedly attempted to hide a small container. When challenged by the officers to  release the container, Ross allegedly pulled away from Sgt. King and threw it away from his person.

The report states Ross resisted attempts to restrain him, fighting with the officers before they managed to subdue him.

Officers recovered the container and found it contained approximately .17 grams of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine. A further search of the vehicle turned up a concealed handgun, three pills and $2,301 in cash.

Ross was arrested on charges of Improper Registration, Failure to Produce Insurance, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

Sheriff Waters assisted at the scene.

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