Second Local Felony Drug Arrest Since Friday
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A Smiths Grove man has been arrested and is facing a felony drug charge after a traffic stop yesterday around 2:30pm in Brownsville.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy stopped a 2001 Buick Regal traveling on the wrong side of the roadway on Sandy Flat Road. The driver, who was later identified as Bailey Nathaniel Cornell (21), Smiths Grove, reportedly admitted to not having a valid driver's license. The Sheriff's Office said Cornell initially gave a false name and date of birth which was later corrected.
Through investigation, the Sheriff's Office discovered an active felony arrest warrant from Warren County on Cornell on charges of Fraudulent Use of Credit Card ($500<$10,000) and Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition Auto ($500 or more, but u/$10,000).
During a search of the vehicle, the Sheriff's Office said a deputy discovered a crystal white substance believed to be methamphetamine was found concealed in two separate $1.00 bills.
Cornell was arrested and charged with:
He was also served with a Warren County Bench Warrant. He was transported and lodged in Hart County Jail. The Sheriff's Office also said that the investigation is ongoing and there are further charges pending.