On Friday, May 1st at 11:42pm, the Brownsville Police Department along with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department were conducting a road safety check point at the intersection of Morgantown Road (KY HWY 70) and Highway 259 North. According to reports, officers observed a 2012 Kia with passengers inside who were said to be found acting suspicious. After consent to search the vehicle was given, Officer Garth Avery and Deputy Wally Ritter located a substantial amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine totaling over 3 ounces and a large amount of cash totaling $4791 inside the vehicle. The following subjects were arrested:
Noah Ridgeway, 50, Forest Park, GA, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance -1st degree, 2 grams or greater (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance -1st degree, 1st offense(methamphetamine), and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.
Herman Byers, 48, Forest Park, GA, charged with giving an officer a false name or address, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense(methamphetamine), and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.
Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Hart County Jail. The 2012 Kia Forte they were driving was also seized along with the narcotics and currency. Deputy Ritter and Officer Avery were assisted in the investigation by Officer Nathan Dennis and Special Deputy Jimmy Coniglio.
Edmonson Voice Staff