Edmonson Voice Staff Report
What began as a simple traffic stop for an expired license plate turned out to be much more, thanks to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office new certified K-9 Unit "Tango."
Officials said local officers stopped a car Wednesday night around 10pm in Brownsville for an expired license plate. It was discovered that the driver, Leila McCrady (28) of Lindseyville was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Warren County for second degree robbery.
After Brownsville Police officers handled the warrant issue, authorities said McCrady admitted to using meth a couple before. Tango was then deployed in and around the vehicle when the K-9 unit indicated the presence of narcotics in the passenger's side area where officers located a meth pipe with suspected meth residue inside, tucked away in a pocket of a jacket.
McCrady was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance first degree-first offense (meth), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, Failure of owner to maintain insurance, No KY registration plates, and No KY registration receipt.
"There were a ton of personal items inside the vehicle," said Deputy Jordan Jones, who serves as the handler for Tango. "We might not have found the meth and paraphernalia without Tango's help." Jones said Tango was rewarded for his excellent work. The purchase of Tango was made possible entirely through donations.
Authorities also reported that McCrady was just released from the Grayson County Detention Center at the beginning of the week on a shoplifting charge.
She was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail where she is being held on a $5,000 cash bond.