PRESTONSBURG – Saeed Almansour and Hamad Almansour, both of Lexington, appeared in Floyd County Court on Wednesday. On July 26, Prestonsburg Police stopped Hamad Almansour, who was speeding traveling 76 miles per hour (mph) in a 45 mph zone. After running the registration plate, it also came back expired and the driver could not provide proof of insurance for the 2010 Ford Mustang he was driving.
Almansour advised police he only had a Kentucky identification card and not a driver’s license. Upon running his operator’s license through the computer it came back suspended and advised that the driver had a failure to answer court summons with a suspension order issued. He was placed under arrest.
As the officer was arresting Hamad Almansour, he noticed a small plastic bag tied in a knot laying in the passenger side floor board that appeared to be Heroin. The passenger, who was the owner of the vehicle, granted permission to search. The search revealed a small plastic bag containing the brown powder substance in the center console of the vehicle. The passenger, Saeed Almansour, was also discovered to have a small plastic bag in his front pocket containing the brown powdered substance. When police inquired about the substance, Saeed Almansour told police it was Arabic tobacco.
Hamad Almansour was arrested and charged with speeding 26 miles per hour or more over speed limit, no registration plate, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, possession of controlled substance first degree first offense (heroin), and reckless driving.
Saeed Almansour was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance first degree first offense (heroin).
Both individuals were released on a partially secured bond with a cash deposit of $500 and ordered to call into pretrial monitoring and agreed to make all scheduled court appearances.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.