Edmonson Voice Staff Report
A traffic safety checkpoint was conducted by the Kentucky State Police and the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, August 6, 2016, where officials said a man came through the stop with an outstanding warrant from Jefferson County.
Officials reported that as they searched the wanted man, Mr. Joe Clark, (47) of Louisville Ky, who was a passenger in the vehicle, they found Clark to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. According to officials, the driver, who's name was not released, gave officials consent to search the vehicle, where officers found what appeared to be crystal methamphetamine in the passenger side door panel.
It was also reported that they found a bag containing 5 1/2 suspected Hydrocodone pills tucked inside a cigarette pack.
Officials said that Clark admitted ownership of the drugs. The driver was not charged.
Clark was arrested and was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree (meth); Possession of Controlled substance 1st degree (drug unspecified); prescription controlled substance not proper container; and poss of drug paraphernalia.
Clark was transported to the Hart County Jail where he since has been released on bond.