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April 18, 2014

Driver ignores stoplight, arrested for drugs

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

A recent traffic stop on Tuesday in Rockcastle County reminded Kentucky State Troopers at Post 11 that their job is anything but routine.

At approximately 5:17 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Detective Ryan Loudermilk stopped a 1997 Dodge Minivan on U.S. 25 in Rockcastle County for ignoring a stoplight and improperly turning.

As he interviewed the driver, Shelly Lovell, 46, and her passenger, William Brock, 40, Det. Loudermilk could not help but notice their extreme nervousness.

During the roadside interview, the detective noticed Lovell fidget enough to suspect she was concealing narcotics and request a female officer to assist with a search.

Lovell was eventually found to be in possession of about two ounces of crystal methamphetamine while Brock was found to be in possession of half an ounce.

Lovell was arrested and charged with first degree trafficking of a controlled substance; disregarding a traffic control device; improper turn; and careless driving.

Brock was also arrested at the scene and charged with first degree trafficking of a controlled substance.

Det. Loudermilk is currently in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by KSP Sgt. Lafe Owens, Tpr. Eric Moore, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Landry Collett and Rockcastle County Dep. Jailer Martina Alcorn.

 

sbelzer@sentinel-echo.com

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