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A traffic stop landed a London man in the Laurel County Correctional Center in the late evening hours of Sunday, Oct. 19.

While out on patrol, Kentucky State Police Trooper Chris Saunders from Post 11 in London reports seeing a black 2002 Mercury Cougar with tags that had been cancelled by the department of transportation due to a lack of insurance.

After initating a traffic stop, Saun- ders reports that the driver, Richard C. Jones, 24, of London, appeared to be nervous, with “glassy eyes” and “pupils that were dilated,” and non-light reactive, prompting the trooper to complete a roadside sobriety test.

Saunders report states that Jones had trouble per- forming the road- side sobriety test, missing his heel-to-toe and stepping off a straight line. He also had trouble following directions. Upon further investigation, the trooper located a small white pill

with a IP203 imprint, believed to be an Oxycodone 325/5 mg. The pill is classified by law enforcement as a schedule II narcotic. Three more green pills with TEVA 833 imprinted on them, believed to be the schedule IV depressant Clonazepam, were also found in Jones’ pocket.

Saunders goes on to indicate that Jones allegedly mentioned that he did not have a prescription for the pills but had not taken any that day.

Jones was arrested for no registration plates; no registraton receipt; failure of owner to maintain re- quired insurance or securities, first offense; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc., .08, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, first offense; third- degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; and two counts of a prescription controlled substance not in its proper container, second or greater offense.

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