Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two men were arrested in Brownsville Friday night after a traffic stop, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities reported that deputies initiated a traffic stop on a 2005 Pontiac Aztec after observing the vehicle drop off the roadway when making a right turn into Park View Trailer Park, located behind the Edmonson County 5/6 Center.
According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, the driver of the vehicle, Christopher L. Russell (48) of Brownsville showed visible signs of intoxication, which prompted a series of field sobriety tests that Russell allegedly failed.
Deputies also found four Codeine pills in a bottle marked for Penicillin in the console of the vehicle, the release stated. The Sheriff's Office also said that the passenger, identified as James H. Constant, (55) of Bowling Green, had marijuana edibles in one of his pockets and drug paraphernalia hidden on his person.
Constant was arrested for a 2015 warrant out of Metcalfe County for a probation violation. He was lodged in Hart County Jail awaiting transport to Metcalfe County.
Christopher L. Russell was charged with Operating on Suspended/Revoked License, Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (2nd Offense), Careless Driving, Possession of Controlled Substance (2nd Degree—Codeine), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Original Container (1st Offense), Failure to Produce Insurance Card, and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited. He was arrested and lodged in Hart County Jail.