Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A Bowling Green man has been arrested and charged with felony drug possession after meth was reportedly found in his vehicle, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies reported that around 11:30 pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, they spotted a Nissan Sentra sitting on the shoulder of the northbound lane of Veterans Memorial Highway with no headlights or flashers on. According to a press release, the deputy stopped to check on the vehicle. Officials said that the deputy immediately detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from the Nissan Sentra.
The occupant of the vehicle, identified as Bradley James Steenburgen (33) of Bowling Green, reportedly told the deputy he had stopped so he could make a phone call before losing cell phone service, according to the press release. Officials stated that the deputy then inquired about the strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside of the vehicle, to which Steenburgen allegedly replied was from a passenger he had in the vehicle earlier that day.
According to the Sheriff's Office, after conducting a probable cause search of the vehicle, the deputy found (suspected) methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia (commonly used for smoking meth, according to law enforcement), and drug paraphernalia containing marijuana.
Steenburgen was arrested and charged with:
He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.