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Seat Belt Violation Leads to Three Drug Arrests 

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky.  (03/03/2015) – Three local citizens were arrested on Monday afternoon on drug charges after a traffic stop resulting from lack of wearing seatbelts.

Madisonville Police Department (MPD) reports that on March 2, at 4:35 PM, MPD officers Justin Jones and Ethan Horne pulled over a vehicle on West Noel Avenue in regards to a seatbelt violation. Upon contact with the driver, 36-year-old David Long of Providence, officers detected impairment in his actions and reactions. The driver was determined to be under the influence of Meth and was arrested after field sobriety tests.

The driver also had a suspended operator’s license and a warrant issued on him from Webster County.

After Long gave permission to search his vehicle, the officers then located synthetic drugs and a meth pipe in the back seat where passenger Stephanie Wells, 25, of Madisonville, had been sitting.

Further investigation led to the discovery of used needles and a spoon with Meth residue under the front passenger seat where 31-year-old Jennifer Adamson had been sitting. Both Adamson and long admitted to using the meth and needles, and Wells admitted to the synthetic drugs and a small amount of drugs were located on her person.

All of the occupants of the vehicle were arrested and lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.

Information provided by the Madisonville Police Department
Posted by J.L. Graham
KenCo News
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