Edmonson Voice Report:
A Glasgow semi-truck driver has been arrested after a reckless driver complaint led to the discovery of meth and pills, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's officials said that around 11AM today, a deputy received a reckless driver complaint directly from the Dispatch Director, regarding a semi headed south on Veterans Memorial (KY HWY 259/101).
According to the Sheriff's Office, the Dispatch Director saw the semi-truck and trailer weaving in and out of the emergency lane and slamming on its brakes, before pulling into the emergency lane just past the Chalybeate School Road intersection. When the deputy arrived in the area, he observed the vehicle come to a stop and put on its emergency flashers, the Sheriff's Office said.
The deputy then reportedly got out of his patrol vehicle to offer assistance, where the driver, identified as Phillip W. Myers (49) of Glasgow, was located on the passenger side of the vehicle, allegedly standing between the truck and trailer with a red towel in his right hand. Myers allegedly did not comply with initial demands to show the deputy his hands, but eventually put the red towel in his back pocket, the Sheriff's Office said.
Officials said as the deputy made conversation with Myers about the reckless driving complaint, Myers allegedly kept trying to place his hands in his pockets and while doing so, the deputy observed a knife in Myers’ right front pocket. Consent was reportedly given to search Myers, where the deputy found drug paraphernalia containing suspected methamphetamine residue in the red towel along with suspected hydrocodone pills in the same pocket containing the knife.
Myers was placed under arrest and charged with: