Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said they spotted a man working on a car on the side of Sulphur Road in Chalybeate on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 which was known to have had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation.
According to deputies, as they stopped at the scene, they identified Austin White (24) of Roundhill, as the man with the warrant along with Eric Sowders, (28) of Park City who was found to have had an outstanding bench warrant out of Edmonson County District Court.
The Sheriff's office reported that while performing a probable cause search of the vehicle, suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and Tramadol, (a schedule 4 controlled substance) was found bagged and packaged for sale, in addition to numerous other empty plastic bags and corner bags, along with scales and other drug paraphernalia.
Sowders was charged with Trafficking in controlled substance first degree-second offense, Trafficking in controlled substance third degree-second offense, and Trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail on the bench warrant and new drug charges.
White was also lodged in Hart County Jail on his warrant and new charges of Forgery 2nd, Theft of identity without consent, and Theft by unlawful taking over $500. Officials said that these charges were unrelated to the trafficking arrest and stem from a separate investigation.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's office also reported that this is the sixth drug trafficking arrest in six days, all of which are unrelated.