Couple busted for trafficking
McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reports two Pine Knot residents were arrested on drug trafficking charges after a Saturday morning traffic stop revealed a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle.
Sheriff Waters stated Deputy Alex Jones stopped a vehicle on U.S. 27 in Whitley City at 2:38 a.m. after observing traffic violations.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Karleann N. Davis, 20, of Pine Knot, reportedly failed a field sobriety test after the stop.
U.S. Forest Service Officer Tim Grooms and his K-9 unit conducted a walk around the vehicle, with the service dog hitting several times along the side of the car.
A search of the vehicle turned up a baggie containing approximately 14.15 grams of suspected methamphetamine, as well as a SNAP benefits card in another individuals name.
Davis and passenger, Dustin M. Spradlin, 29, of Pine Knot, were taken in to custody and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance first degree, possession of a controlled substance (meth) and fraudulent use of ID card to gain benefits.
Davis was also charged with OUI and various traffic violations as well as an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear.
Both were lodged in the Leslie County Detention Center.
Deputy Cody Stephens assisted at the scene.