Voice Staff Report
McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reported a motorcycle stopped for a traffic violation yielded more than a ticket and fine. Tuesday evening, March 9, 2021, Chief Deputy Tom Smith made the traffic stop. KSP Trooper Shaler Jones arrived and assisted Deputy Smith with the traffic citations.
While Trooper Jones issued the traffic citations Sheriff Waters contacted Forest Service K-9 Officer Tim Grooms and requested his assistance with the K-9 on the traffic stop. The K-9 had a positive alert on the right rear saddle bag on the motorcycle. Suspected drugs, a quantity of cash and a loaded Beretta 9mm hand gun were located.
Timmy Jay Honeycutt of Whitley City was arrested and charged for the alleged offenses of Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree, 1st offense, and the traffic violations of Disregarding stop sign, No registration receipt, No registration plates, No motorcycle operators license and Failure to comply with helmet law over 21 years of age.
Honeycutt was placed in the Knox County Detention Center. The McCreary County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police are in charge of the investigation.