Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two individuals are facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop led to what law enforcement said was the discovery of meth.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy initiated a traffic stop around 9:30pm on Saturday night for crossing the center line several times as well as a lighting violation.
Once contact was made with the driver, Randall Scott Decker (46) of Leitchfield, and passenger, Tonia Harbin (41) of Morgantown, the Deputy asked Decker for consent to search the vehicle after the deputy noticed "suspicious behavior from both occupants," and consent was given, according to a press release.
While searching the truck, the deputy reported that he heard glass breaking and observed Decker and Harbin leaning over, looking at the ground and "fidgeting." The sheriff's office said the deputy found a bag and sock-like item containing busted meth pipes. Inside of Harbin's purse, which was located inside the vehicle, were 9 different syringes, one loaded with clear liquid, suspected to be methamphetamine, along with torches, suspected marijuana, and other drug paraphernalia. according to the sheriff's office.
Randall Scott Decker was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, Careless Driving, and Failure To or Improper Signal.
Tonia Harbin was also arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree- 3rd or > Offense (Methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Drug Paraphernalia- Buy/Possess
Both Harbin and Decker were transported to the Hart County Jail.
**April 24, 2019 3:31pm: CORRECTION: This article was corrected as a result of misinformation in the original press release, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff. The original article stated that Heather Bass, (33) of Morgantown was arrested but the Sheriff's Office later discovered that the individual involved and arrested was actually Tonia Harbin (41) of Morgantown, who gave authorities the I.D. of Heather Bass, a relative that resembles Harbin. Harbin now is also facing an additional charge of providing a false name to a police officer.