Meth, Open Alcohol Containers Found
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A Leitchfield woman is facing a felony meth charge after a traffic stop on Tuesday, May 22nd, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Officials said that a deputy noticed an erratic driver on Brownsville Road yesterday evening around 6pm and a traffic stop was initiated at the intersection of Veterans HWY and Brownsville Road. The driver reportedly had crossed the center line multiple times and traveled completely in the opposite lane, facing oncoming of traffic.
Deputies said the strong odor of alcohol was present in the vehicle and the passenger, Tommie Hayes, (66), of Leitchfield, admitted to drinking inside the vehicle. Deputies said they found two open beers inside. The sheriff's office also reported that after a field sobriety test, the driver, Kimberly Deering (42), also of Leitchfield, consented to a search of the vehicle where deputies reportedly found meth residue inside a container, along with what appeared to be a meth pipe.
Deering was charged with Possession of controlled substance-first degree-first offense-meth, Drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, and Careless driving.
Hayes was charged with Alcohol intoxication and Open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle.
Both were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.