Edmonson Voice Report:
A Morgantown woman was arrested on Monday night during a traffic stop and now faces a felony drug charge, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
In a statement released by the Sheriff's Office, they said that a deputy observed a white Honda Accord traveling east on Morgantown Road around 10:30PM on Monday, March 21, 2022 that crossed the center line multiple times. As law enforcement attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle allegedly passed pull-off spots before finally coming to a stop in the middle of the road, the Sheriff's Office said.
Law enforcement said the operator of the vehicle was identified as Dustin Portman and the passenger as Brittany Witten-Parsons, and they also said that a drug complaint had recently been received from Butler County Sheriff’s Office on Witten-Parsons. Due to being close to the Butler County line, the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Butler County Sheriffs’ Office K-9 Unit, and the K-9 indicated on the presence of drugs in the vehicle, the Sheriff's Office said. A probable cause search resulted in the discovery of suspected marijuana in the area of the vehicle occupied by Witten-Parsons, according to the Sheriff's Office. They further stated that a search of Witten-Parson’s person also resulted in the discovery of suspected methamphetamine.
Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Witten-Parsons with Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Offense (methamphetamine) and Possession of Marijuana.
Witten-Parsons was lodged in Hart County Jail.
The Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office also stated their gratitude for assistance provided by Butler County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.