HAROLD – Police got more than they bargained for after a routine traffic stop resulted in an arrest for trafficking in a controlled substance.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Zach Bryson observed a white Chrysler 300C with a South Carolina license plate fail to give a turn signal when it turned off US 23 in Harold to P and B Liquor and Tobacco on June 23. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer asked both the driver and passenger to exit the vehicle. According to the arrest citation, a bulge was seen in the passenger’s pocket. A frisk was conducted and the subject advised the bulge was a container which stored Crack Cocaine.
Also found in plain view at the driver’s side of the vehicle was a wrapped plastic bag, which was determined to have a separate quantity of a substance believed to be Cocaine.
A search of the vehicle was conducted by Trooper First Class Bo Cure and canine Ike. The canine made a positive alert for drugs on the vehicle. Haywood Gore of Sharon, South Carolina and Devonta Fonteneau of Union, South Carolina were arrested and taken for the Floyd County Detention Center.
According to the arrest citation, the individuals had approximately 25 to 26 grams of Crack Cocaine at the time of their arrests.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.