Darren Doyle, story:
A man and woman are facing felony drug charges after meth was found in their vehicle during a traffic stop at Nolin Lake, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, during lake patrol on Sunday evening, deputies spotted a vehicle leaving a marina area with the occupants not wearing seat belts and the driver crossing the center line. After a traffic stop, deputies reported that they detected the odor of marijuana and that both the driver, Michael Breed, 38 of Louisville, and passenger, Angela Rich, 44 of Muldraugh, admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.
During the probable cause search, deputies reported that they found marijuana, suspected methamphetamine, and other drug paraphernalia.
Rich was arrested and charged with Possession of marijuana, Drug paraphernalia- buy/possess, and Possession of Meth-- 1st offense.
Breed was arrested and charged with Possession of marijuana, Drug paraphernalia- buy/possess, Possession of Meth-- 1st offense, Failure to wear seatbelt, and Careless driving.
Breed was also charged with Tampering with physical evidence, after it was discovered he threw another bag of suspected drugs under the car during the traffic stop, according to deputies.
Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, in addition to the Grayson and Hart County Sheriff's Offices, are contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers during the summer months to do extra patrols at Corps of Engineers docks and campgrounds to ensure safety and compliance with campground regulations. Deputies are required to make multiple patrols at Moutardier, Vanmeter boat ramp, and the Nolin Dam spillway area.