Traffic Stop Leads To Trafficking Arrest
Darren Doyle, story:
A Brownsville man is facing several felony drug charges after a traffic stop on Sunday evening. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy noticed that a pickup truck failed to use a turn signal as it pulled onto N. Main St from York St. The deputy said the truck quickly pulled into Mis Amigos parking lot, where the driver got out and appeared to go through items in the truck as law enforcement made contact with him in a traffic stop.
The Sheriff's Office said that that a deputy asked the driver of the vehicle, John R. Meredith, (46) of Brownsville, to leave the items alone and speak with the officer. Officials said Meredith had been named in several other recent interviews in multiple drug complaints. According to the Sheriff's Office, Meredith consented to a search of the vehicle.
Officers found a backpack containing a jar of marijuana and hydrocodone pills in bottles that were not prescription containers. A further search of the area resulted in the discovery of a black box underneath the truck that contained suspected meth, more pills, and items of drug paraphernalia.
Meredith was arrested and charged with: