Three Face Felony Drug Charges
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Darren Doyle, story:
Three individuals have been arrested and face multiple drug charges and other violations after their pit stop at a local baptizing facility, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies reportedly observed a Hyundai Sonata parked at the Rhoda Creek Baptizing Facility on Old Chalybeate Road around 11:30PM on Wednesday evening and made contact with the driver, who was identified as Jason W. Abney (39) of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.
Law enforcement said the strong odor of marijuana was immediately detected upon contact. There were also two other passengers in the vehicle, both a male and female; however, both refused to identify themselves to law enforcement, the Sheriff's Office stated. All three individuals in the vehicle were detained while a probable cause search was administered, which resulted in the discovery of suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
All three individuals were placed under arrest, and it was at that time, the male and female passengers identified themselves; Ariel D. Meeks (22) of Brownsville, and Justin D. Smith (24) of Bowling Green. Both were discovered to have active warrants.
Abney was charged with:
Smith was also served a Complaint Warrant out of Allen County for Receiving Stolen Property, as well as a Parole Violation Warrant out of Warren County.
All three subjects were transported and lodged in Hart County Jail.
Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted on scene by Brownsville City Police.