Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A road safety check conducted by local law enforcement at the Nolin Dam on KY HWY 728 on Saturday, August 26 has resulted in three drug trafficking arrests, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Officials said that around 8:30pm William Haney, 55, of Mammoth Cave, who was operating a 2003 Dodge Caravan stopped at the checkpoint, with David J. York, 40, and Joseph Dillard, 27, both of Mammoth Cave, riding as passengers. Deputies reported that drug paraphernalia was in plain view, and began an investigation.
According to deputies, a search of the vehicle resulted in the finding of bags of suspected Hydrocodone and marijuana packaged for sale, in addition to three handguns and over $200 in cash.
York, Dillard and Haney were charged with trafficking in marijuana less than 8oz.- first offense, Trafficking in controlled substance, first degree-first offense, and Drug paraphernalia.
York and Dillard face an additional charge of carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
Authorities said that all of the drug offenses charged are considered "Enhanced" due to firearms being present during the commission of the alleged crime.
York and Dillard were arrested on scene and lodged in the Hart County Jail. Haney was cited and released due to an alleged medical emergency, he was treated by Edmonson EMS.
The Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by Edmonson EMS and the Edmonson County Jailer's office.