Man Faces More Drug Charges After Being Arrested In September For Same: Sheriff Says Harsher Penalties Needed
Darren Doyle, story
A former Edmonson County man who lived on Louisville Road that was arrested by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office on September 27, 2016 on multiple felony drug and weapons charges has been arrested again on more drug charges.
According to the Bowling Green/Warren County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Bowling Green Police and Kentucky State Police, Bruce D. Wilson of Glasgow (36) was arrested and charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance, Class C Felony, Methamphetamine (2 counts).
Officials said that the charges resulted from an investigation of the accused drug trafficking activities over the past month in Bowling Green. Detectives said they made two controlled purchases of crystal methamphetamine from the accused one earlier this month and last night. Official reports said that a traffic stop was conducted following an undercover drug buy as Wilson was driving away from a parking lot on Interstate Drive. He was taken into custody without incident at 8:40 PM last night.
During the course of the investigation, detectives became aware of an outstanding indictment warrant from Edmonson Circuit Court for Wilson with charges including:
Authorities also reported that during last night's incident, 15 grams of crystal methamphetamine and $647 in cash were seized from Wilson.
Sheriff Shane Doyle shared his frustration with the system that he said allowed Wilson to be out and selling more drugs.
"Legislators across the country have lessened the penalties for drug charges over the last few years," Doyle said. "So many serious drug charges are being categorized as non-violent, or not serious. Our office arrested this man in September not only on serious drug charges, but also illegal weapons charges, some that were even stolen. How can this not be considered a violent crime?"
Doyle also pointed out that the new charges on Wilson weren't just simple possession charges.
"Someone who is caught selling meth is an entirely different situation than someone simply in possession of an illegal substance. It's frustrating when we're out here trying to make a difference, making arrests, but the system lets these guys right back out there to do it again; however, it's good to hear this guy was caught in a great coordinated effort by these agencies. These offenses are serious and harsher penalties are needed."
This investigation will be presented to the Warren County Grand Jury. Wilson was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.