Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Another safety checkpoint has led to multiple felony arrests which include crystal meth and concealed deadly weapon charges, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said that on Saturday, September 9, local officers conducted the checkpoint at the crossroads of 31W and 259 in Rocky Hill when a 2013 Chevy Cruze approached the stop. Officers said the vehicle had a forged temporary license plate.
According to officials, Jason Long, 34, of Red Boiling Springs, TN, who was driving, was discovered to be operating on a suspended driver's license. The Sheriff's Office said that a further investigation led to the finding of a handgun among other concealed weapons. Deputies also reported that bagged crystal methamphetamine, scales, and an undisclosed amount of cash were discovered inside the vehicle.
Long was arrested and charged with:
Passengers Etta Coffelt, 42, and Kaitlynn Law, 22, both of Lafayette, TN, were charged with
Coffelt faced an additional charge of Convicted felon in possession of handgun.
Officials also reported that information obtained during the stop was passed along to the Cave City Police and Barren River Drug Task Force where additional law enforcement made another related arrest in Cave City.
All three were arrested on scene and transported to Hart county Jail. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Kentucky State Police and the Edmonson County Jailer's office.