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February 13, 2014

Stop-over vehicle lands Stopover woman in jail

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

A complaint of a suspicious vehicle on North Laurel Road sent Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies Larry Parrott and Robbie Grimes to check out the complaint on Friday night.

What they discovered were two persons wanted on warrants in several counties as well as some illegal drugs.

Tonya Blankenship, 34, of Stopover, Ky., was the driver of the vehicle and was wanted on a Pike County bench warrant. She was also in possession of several used and unused needles, a small amount of marijuana in a cigarette pack, and Xanax pills in an unmarked bottle that was inside a small tin container. She was charged with license to be in possession, possession of marijuana, third-degree possession of controlled substances, and prescription of controlled substances not in the proper container.

A passenger in the vehicle – 39-year-old Jeffrey Smith of Corbin – was charged with two outstanding bench warrants from Laurel County for failing to appear in court and a Knox County bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

Both were taken to the Laurel County Detention Center following their arrests.

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