KSP Pursuit Leads to Confiscation of Estimated 1.2 Million Dollars in Drugs
Edmonson Voice Report:
Three individuals were arrested and face multiple felony counts after a high speed chase ended in a crash and the confiscation of more than one million dollars worth of drugs, according to Kentucky State Police.
KSP said that on Thursday, May 7 2020, Trooper Jarrod Lewis of Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green, observed a 2020 Ford Mustang traveling over 125 mph near the 55 mile marker of Interstate 65. According to a press release from KSP Post 3, Trooper Lewis attempted to stop the vehicle but the operator fled. Trooper Lewis pursued the vehicle for 2 miles before the operator exited at the 58 mile marker, KSP said. The operator reportedly lost control of his vehicle and ran off the roadway near the intersection of I-65 and KY218, in the Horse Cave community.
The vehicle became disabled and the operator, 26 year old Robert Ford of Atlanta, Ga, and one passenger, 27 year old Cortez Woodruff of Fairburn, Ga, began to run on foot, as reported by KSP. Both were apprehended and taken into custody along with a second passenger, 27 year old Kristin Summerour of Fairburn, Ga. Following the pursuit, troopers located approximately 18 pounds of suspected MDMA, also known as "ecstasy" or "molly," in the vehicle. KSP said the drugs have an estimated street value of 1.2 million dollars. Ford, Woodruff and Summerour were lodged in the Hart County Jail on the following charges:
All three are being held on a $50,000 cash bond, according to Hart County Jail.