Darren Doyle, story:
A traffic stop led to a meth arrest Friday evening, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Officers said that around 8:30 pm on Friday, September 25th, an Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Nolin Dam Road with no tail lamps. A traffic stop was initiated at the intersection of Nolin Dam Road and Kyrock Road where the driver was identified as James Aaron Ashley (46) of Munfordville. A deputy reported that Ashley had a white pill in his lap and when Ashley was asked to exit the vehicle, the deputy reported he saw Ashley attempt to conceal a suspected baggie of drugs. Ashley also allegedly had other pills laying in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, according to the Sheriff's Office. After Ashley exited the vehicle and was detained, the deputy retrieved the baggie that Ashley had allegedly attempted to conceal where the deputy found suspected methamphetamine, the Sheriff's Office reported.
Ashley was arrested and charged with:
In an unrelated incident the next night around 10:00 pm on Saturday, September 26th, an Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office reported that a deputy observed a vehicle leave the Minit Mart in Brownsville and make some abrupt turns into a nearby driveway, pulled back out, then turned without a turn signal into another driveway and shut off the lights.
A Sheriff's deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as Christopher Ray Decker (47) of Park City (Edmonson County), according to the Sheriff's Office. Authorities reported that Decker said he did not know anyone at either of the residential driveways where he had previously stopped. The deputy said he observed signs of intoxication from Decker and a consented search of the vehicle was performed. According to the Sheriff's Office, the deputy found an unlabeled pill bottle with suspected Oxycodone inside. Decker was placed under arrest and charged with:
He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.